How to create a floating column chart in Excel?

A floating column chart is usually used to display the minimum and maximum value of data. Thus, the series of the chart does not connect to an axis but above the axis which views as floating. In this article, I introduce how to create a general floating column chart.
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Create a floating column chart

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Create a floating column chart


Supposing the data is shown as below screenshot, now we create the floating column chart step by step.

1. In the next column of the data, column D, we need to calculate the difference between the highest and lowest values in each row. Type this formula =B2-C2 to the Cell D2, and drag the fill handle down to the cells needed this formula.
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2. Hold Ctrl key to select the data column, the lowest value column, and the difference value column, and then click Insert > Insert Column or Bar Chart > Stacked Column. See screenshot:
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3. Click at the lowest series in the chart to display the Format tab. See screenshot:
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4. Under Format tab, click No Fill in Shape Fill list, and No Outlines in Shape Outline list. See screenshot:

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Then the floating column chart has been created successfully.
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