December 4, 2020

How to create a 3D Area Chart in Excel

Let’s say we have the below dataset in the table. It contains the price of the keyboard in 4 consecutive years in 2 metro cities in India.

Now to create the 3-D Area Chart based on the above table please follow the below steps.

  1. Select the entire table(A1:C5)
  2. Click the insert tab in menu bar
  3. In the Chart group, click the ‘Insert Line or Area Chart’ icon

4. Select the chart style as ‘3-D Area’ Under 3-D Area.

5. The chart will look like below. The X-axis which is the horizontal axis shows the year and the Y-axis which is the vertical axis shows the Prices. You can edit the chart title like we did as ‘3-D Area Chart’. In this example the 3-D Area Chart in Excel is useful to show the comparison of the trend in change of price over the years in 2 cities.

6. The color codes for Kolkata and Delhi keyboard price variations are mentioned just below the 3-D Area Chart. If you change the order of the columns, the order of plotting colors in the 3-D Area Chart will also change(See below).

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