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How to Filter Charts in Excel

Onec you have created a chart in Excel, you may want to filter the information that is visible on your chart to focus on specific details or data points. This tutorial will teach you how to filter your Excel chart.

Step 1: Click on a blank area of the chart

Use the cursor to click on a blank area on your chart. Make sure to click on a blank area in the chart. The border around the entire chart will become highlighted. Once you see the border appear around the chart, then you know the chart editing features are enabled.

Step 1: Click on a blank area of the chart

Step 2: Click on the Chart Filters button next to the chart

Once the chart name area is highlighted, you will see the Chart Filters button next to upper right hand side of the chart. The button looks like a funnel. Doing this will open the Chart Filters window.

Step 2: Click on the Chart Filters button next to the chart

Step 3: Select the data you want to appear in the Chart Filters window

Once you have opened the Chart Filters window, you will see a number of items you can select or deselect to filter your chart data. Once you have made your changes, click the Apply button and your changes will appear on the chart.

Step 3: Select Data Tables from the Chart Filters window

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