Custom Charts in Excel :: How to Reuse Without Recreating it Time and Again

Posted: May 4, 2013 by MaxFraudy in Excel, General Tips
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Re-creating Custom Charts

Re-creating Custom Charts Can be Frustrating

Excel provides us with many chart types and those of us who work with data representation or create dashboards know that they are not enough. We do need to create custom chart types every now and then to satisfy specific needs. At the same time, some of these custom charts are so frequently used that it becomes frustrating to re-create them each and every time. But don’t worry, Microsoft is considerate enough to provide a solution to this.

Excel has a feature known as templates. It is widely used for workbooks but it applies to charts as well. If there are certain charts that you use on a regular basis then you can save them as a chart template (.crtx) in the template folder. When you need to use it again, all that you need to do is create a chart using your data. Change it’s chart type. In the dialog box that appears, go to ‘Templates‘ and select your template.

Easy peasy 🙂

I have not give out detailed instructions since Microsoft has already done a great job of it at their website.

Amazing how we miss out certain things that are always in front of us. This option is there, but not many people use it. I think we should.


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