Bullet Chart

Bullet is a type of Column or Bar chart where we display series one above the other, and later in their display settings we determine the way the series overlap. This is a simple chart that is suitable for comparing one larger and one smaller size, e.g. Budget and Actual sales values. How to create this type of chart you will find out in the following “recipe”…

Copying formulas

There are several ways to multiply Excel formulas: by simply copying, creating a series that multiplies values, using a variant of the Paste Special option that copies formulas… However, in everyday work, shortcuts will mean a lot to you and they will make you more productive. In the text that follows, you will find out more about such shortcuts…

VBA macros are going to history?

Some time ago, a client contacted me complaining that he could not open the report I sent him because it was blocked by the operating system. Indeed, I recently read a rumor that Microsoft plans to replace VBA with TypeScript macros in the recent future because they pose a security threat. It means that all files containing VBA code, downloaded from the Internet, are now blocked. How to solve this problem?

Finding outliers

Outliers are values ​​that differ significantly from other members of a statistical set. By analyzing outliers we can try to establish why they occurred in order to take some preventive or corrective actions. Using the example of sales analysis in the first four months of a year, you will learn how to detect exceptions and how to display them on a line chart.

Budget vs Actual chart

“Actually an ordinary story, like Cinderella”… these are the words of an old hit from the ’80s, and they came to my mind as an illustration of what I want to describe in this text: a comparison chart of budgeted vs actual. If we use the display of data on the secondary axis, we can easily compare planned and realized values, which can be important for displaying intuitive reports.