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How to create a half pie chart in Excel?

Sometimes, if you have a data range with total data, when you insert a pie chart to show these data, one half of pie is the series “total”, another half is the other point values as shown as below. And sometimes, you may want to create a half pie and excluding the series “total”, now I will tell you how to solve it in Excel.


Create a half pie chart

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For example, you have a range of data as shown as below, and now creating a half pie excluding total.


1. Select all the data range and click Insert > Pie > Pie. See screenshot:


2. Click at the Legend Entry of Total, and then click it again to select it, then remove the Legend Entry of Total, see screenshots:


3. Click at the “Total” half pie, then click it again to select this half pie. Then right click to show the Mini toolbar. See screenshot:



4. Click the arrow of the Shape Fill, and select No Fill in the list. See screenshot:


5. Click the arrow of the Shape Outline, and select No Fill in the list. See screenshot:



Note: In Excel 2007, you can hide the half pie of Series “Total” with following steps:

(1) Right click the half pie, and select Format Data Point from the context menu;

(2) In the coming Format Data Point dialog box, click the Fill in left bar, and check the No Fill;

(3) Click the Border Color in the left bar, and check the No line;

(4) Click the Close button.


Then the whole pie become a half pie. Now you can rotate it if you need.

Right click at the pie and select Format Data Series, then specify the angel you need in the popped out dialog. See screenshot:


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    sherri · 2 years ago
    Perfect solution for me! I was thinking that I would have to do this manually - a graphic nightmare!