Sep 9, 2022 12:00 AM

Create Target Line for Excel Charts (Noob vs Pro Excel Trick)

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A target line or average line is a powerful visual that allows you to compare how actual data compares to their goal or budget.

Visualizing such a target line in a dynamic way in a Microsoft Excel chart is not that simple. Specially adding a target line to a bar chart. In this video I'll show you a super easy way to create such dynamic target lines for both a column chart and a bar chart.

In this Video

  • How to Add a Target Line to an Excel Chart
  • How NOT To Do It
  • Add Target Line to Column Chart in Excel
  • Add Target Line to Bar Chart in Excel

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