A percentage chart in Excel allows you to display percentages of a total or of part of a total. It is often used in business analysis, marketing, and other fields where percentages can be useful to show a trend or a correlation.
How to Make a Percentage Chart in Excel
Percentage charts are one of the most commonly used charts in Excel, as they can be quickly created from data sets and edited to suit your needs. To make a percentage chart, you first need to prepare a table of your data that you want to show in the chart. For example, you may need to see how much a company’s net worth has changed over the years. To do this, you would enter the old value in the first column and the new value in the second column and then use a formula to calculate the percent change between them.
How to Change a Percentage from Decimal to Percentage in Excel
A common scenario in which you may need to change a decimal number into a percentage is when the data you have is partially rounded. For instance, if you have 26/45 as the value in a cell, you can convert it to a percentage by using the % format icon found in the Number command group on the Home tab.
The % format also removes any decimal points that might be present in the original number. This can cause your numbers to appear a little confusing when you compare them to a rounded version, so be sure to increase the number of decimal places before converting your data.
To do this, simply select the number and click the Percentage (%) button inside the Number group in the Home tab. You can also select the number and then click the +/- sign to add or subtract decimal positions.
How to Create Percentage Labels in Excel
You can add a percentage label to your graph by adding the chart element Data Labels, which you can find in the Chart Elements menu. This will add an outline to your graph, allowing you to easily identify the different categories and values on your chart.
Once you’ve added the chart element, be sure to center the data labels. You can also use the font type and size dropdown fields to adjust the size of your graph’s labels.
How to Calculate Percentage in Excel
If you’re working with numbers, chances are you’ll need to calculate percentages quite frequently. Fortunately, Excel has many ways to help you do just that.
How to Use a Pie Chart to Show Percentage
A pie chart is one of the most common ways to visually represent a percentage of a total. It is easy to create a pie chart in Excel, and it is easy to customize the label text to fit your needs.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to use a pie chart to show percentages of a total, but you can also use it to create other types of percentage graphs, such as doughnuts and bar charts.