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Data sheet for chart

Spend Less Time Preparing Your Data

November 15, 2018/by Diane Rich
Marimekko chart of restaurant food costs by category and vendor

How to Create a Marimekko Chart in Excel

November 8, 2018/by Diane Rich
Cascade/waterfall chart in Excel

How do I replicate an Excel chart but change the data?

October 18, 2018/by Diane Rich
Mekko and Excel

10 Excel Tips You Should Know

October 11, 2018/by Diane Rich
Data sheet for a stacked bar chart

I want to make a chart but how do I start?

July 17, 2018/by Diane Rich
Blank Menu

The right click menus in Mekko Graphics are blank. What happened?

May 8, 2018/by Diane Rich
Build Your CQ Blog Image

Mekko Graphics does not appear in PowerPoint or Excel

May 8, 2018/by Diane Rich
Sample Charts Using Axis Breaks, CAGRS, Data Rows, Data Columns and Special Characters

5 Ways to Enhance Your Charts

March 7, 2018/by Diane Rich
Area chart comparing YTD actual and forecast sales by month

Can I use an area chart to compare YTD actual results to forecast?

September 6, 2017/by Diane Rich
Stacked cluster bar showing U.S. Car and Truck Sales by Month

Can I make a stacked cluster bar chart?

July 7, 2017/by Diane Rich
Tips and Tricks for Using Mekko Graphics

10 Tips Every Mekko Graphics User Should Know

June 6, 2017/by Diane Rich
Smart Color Video Image

Using Smart Color Options

May 10, 2017/by Diane Rich
Mekko Graphics feature to format all chart labels at the same time.

How do I make all of my chart labels the same size?

March 1, 2017/by Diane Rich
Bar chart with a line next to the data in Excel

How to create a chart from Excel data

March 1, 2017/by Diane Rich
Bar mekko chart showing BMW revenue growth by brand and region

How do I share chart data with colleagues who don't use Mekko Graphics?

February 28, 2017/by Diane Rich
4 examples of bar mekko charts

Why Would I Use a Bar Mekko?

January 12, 2017/by Diane Rich
Dashboard of National Poll Average, Polls Forecast, Electoral College Forecast and Projected Market Impact

2016 Election Dashboard

November 7, 2016/by Diane Rich
Cluster bar chart of Revenue, COGS, SG&A, R&D, Net Income for 5 Years

What's the best chart for showing P&L trends?

September 28, 2016/by Diane Rich
Marimekko chart as a heatmap

Can I use a Marimekko like a Heatmap?

July 21, 2016/by Diane Rich
Docking the data editor to see the marimekko chart and your data at the same time

Tips To Save You Time

May 17, 2016/by Diane Rich
Stacked bar comparing revenue, COGS, SG&A, R&D, net income and margins for 10 countries

How can I compare financials for 10 countries in a single chart?

May 5, 2016/by Diane Rich
Cascade/waterfall chart with positive change bars shown in gold and negative shown in silver

How do I set default colors for a cascade?

April 13, 2016/by Diane Rich
Marimekko Chart of Unicorn Startup Values by Category and Region

Multiple Data Rows

April 6, 2016/by Diane Rich

How Do I Make This Chart?

March 30, 2016/by Diane Rich
Mekko Graphics Bar Label with Superscript Asterisk

Superscript Please!

February 17, 2016/by Diane Rich
Bronze cube picture

Think Outside the Box (or Bar)

October 7, 2015/by Diane Rich
Projected Growth in Airline Traffic Bar Mekko Chart

Get the Gallery

September 16, 2015/by Diane Rich
Build Your CQ Blog Image

What is CQ?

July 31, 2015/by Diane Rich
Colors in the Modern Palette

Strategic Use of Color

July 30, 2015/by Diane Rich
Bar Mekko of Tennis Player Winning Percentage and Titles on Grass Courts

Better Bar Mekkos

July 11, 2015/by Diane Rich
Bubble Chart of Customer Profitability

Highlighting Customer Profitability

July 10, 2015/by Diane Rich
Mekko Graphics Logo

New in This Release

June 30, 2015/by Diane Rich
Laptop with Cascade Chart of Diageo Revenue Change

Common Coloring for Cascades

May 10, 2015/by Diane Rich
Lightbulb

Alternative Use of a Data Column

April 9, 2015/by Diane Rich
Laptop with Bar Mekko of SAP Market Share by Segment

Making Stellar Charts

March 8, 2015/by Diane Rich
Using a Data Row in a Marimekko Chart

The Versatility of Data Rows

February 10, 2015/by Diane Rich
Lightbulb

Quick Tip

January 9, 2015/by Diane Rich
Watch

Time Saving Tip

December 12, 2014/by Diane Rich
Handwritten CAGR Formula

It's All About the CAGR

November 4, 2014/by Diane Rich
Mekko Graphics Logo

What's New?

September 26, 2014/by Diane Rich
iPhone Picture

A Quick Look at the Smartphone Market

August 26, 2014/by Diane Rich