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How to quickly and easily create a panel chart in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-01-06

The panel chart can show two or more similar sets of data, side-by-side as below screenshot shown. But in general, to create a panel chart is difficult and complicated, and in this article, I will introduce the trick on quickly and easily creating a panel chart in Excel.
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Create a panel chart quickly

Create a panel chart with several clicks


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Please follow below tutorial to create a panel chart step by step.

1. Select first set of data, and then click Insert tab and select a chart to create a chart. See screenshot:

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2. Then create the second, third and fourth charts by other sets of data one by one as below step doing. See screenshot:
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3. Then hold Ctrl key to select all charts, and drag mouse to resize them together. See screenshot:

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4. And now place them side by side as you need. See screenshot:
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5. Hold Ctrl key to select all charts again, and click Format > Group > Group to make these charts as one group. See screenshot:
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6. Now the four charts are in a group, and you can you can move and resize it as you need.
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arrow blue right bubble Create a panel chart with several clicks

Kutools for Excel’s Multi Layer Column Chart feature creates a chart that places two or more sets of data row by row as below screenshot shown, which only need 2 steps.
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Kutools for Excel’s Charts group contains dozens of smart charts which all only need to clicks to create.

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1. Select the data including headers, then click Kutools > Charts > Category Comparison > Multi Layer Column Chart.
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2. In the popping dialog, choose one style you want the chart show, and tick Show data labels checkbox if you want the data labels show in the result chart. Click Ok.
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