Difference chart

In this Excel tutorial you can learn how to insert Difference chart in your spreadsheet. This kind of chart can be useful for you when you try to check difference in Excel on how your data change every some period of time (eg. month, quarter).


1. Enter your data in the Excel sheet. Make a column for lower range. Then leave one column and make a column for upper table2. The column that had been left blank, enter the heading difference. And use the following method to calculate values of that column (High – low column).

calculate difference

3. Once the value of the first cell of difference column is calculated, drag it down till week 5. You will get:

difference calculated

4. Select the first three columns. Then, Click insert> insert bar chart> Stacked bar chart.

5. Now, right click on the blue part of the chart and click format data series. A box will appear on the screen.

6. Click on the fill and line (marked with blue) in the following screenshot:

click series options

7. Then, click on no fill.

no fill

8. You will get a chart which will look like this:

first example chart inserted

Delete the legend. (Selected in the image)

9. Adjust the scale by right clicking on horizontal axis then go to format axis. Adjust the scale under axis options.

10. Final result would be like this:

Difference chart ready


You can download the Template here – Download
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