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Charley's Swipe File #35

This chart, based on one from the Wall Street Journal, offers several enhanced legends you can set up in Excel


by Charley Kyd, MBA
Microsoft Excel MVP, 2005-2014
The Father of Spreadsheet Dashboard Reports

Charley's Swipe File #35This is another Excel chart based on a chart from the Wall Street Journal. It offers several enhanced types of chart legends.

The labels all use textboxes. The labels at the right of the figure are linked to spreadsheet cells and update as the calculated data changes.

You could, of course, link all the textboxes to spreadsheet cells.

General Excel Issues

The numbers in the legend boxes show the change in unemployment rates during the previous 24 months. The WSJ used two methods in the chart to highlight this period.

First, it shaded the most-recent 24 periods. This is easy to do. You just...

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