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How to Make a Slope Graph in Excel

This is the lesson about how to insert Slope Graph in Excel. You, and I are going to create a slope graph chart together, in a simple step-by-step format.

What is Slope Graph

Slope graph shows a comparison of the change in value at two points in time. Slope Graph could be useful for you when you need to show the data which increase (of decrease) in time.

Examples include:

The purpose of creating a slope chart is to show the change of a given phenomenon over time:

Slopa graph can also be used to show disproportions or show an existing diagram:

To create a slope chart, you need data in two columns. The number of lines can be much larger.

If you have more than one column, you will simply create a line graph.

Data preparation

To create Slope Graph in Excel you need to layout your data first.

Select the data.

Inserting Slope Graph

Click insert (1), and click on line chart (2).

Click on Design tab, and Switch Row/Column

On design tab, click on Quick Layout, and choose layout.

Delete the lines.

Slope graph formatting

Click on y axis, and press delete on keyboard. Repeat the step with axis title showing beside the y axis, and chart title.

Right click on one of the series, and click on format data labels.

Click on label options, chart symbol, label options, and all you need to do is check value.

Note: Show leader Lines is already marked. You should leave it like that.

Double click on data label that are overlapping or need to be moved to create space for overlapping values, and move it so all labels and value shows.

Click on all the soft edges, and press delete on your keyboard.

Your Slope graph chart will look like this:

You can download free Slope Graph template here

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