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How to create a half pie chart in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-01-06

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 screenshot1. And sometimes, you may want to create a half pie and excluding the series “total” as below screenshot2 shown, now I will tell you how to solve it in Excel.


Create a half pie chart

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1. Select all the data range and click Insert > Insert Pie or  Dounughnut Chart > Pie. Senue 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, then click the arrow beside Fill, and choose No Fill to make the Total serise look transparent. See screenshot:


4. 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.

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


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1. Select the data range excluding total value (with Half Pie Chart, it does not need to calculate the total value before), click Kutools > Charts > Category Comparison > Half Pie Chart.

2. In the Half Pie Chart dialog, check Half -circle Pie Chart or Semi-circular Ring Chart options in Chart Type section, then go to Select Data section to check the axis labels and series values ranges. Click OK.

Then the chart will be created.

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Perfect solution for me! I was thinking that I would have to do this manually - a graphic nightmare!
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