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Excel 2010: Conditional Format Data Bars Improvements

Excel 2010 reinvents the conditional format for data bars. We now have more control over the conditional formatting as a whole and not only databars; however, with data bars we now have the option to plot negative values as well.

Here’s how it looks like:

Figure 1: Excel 2010 Conditional Format Data Bars

Once we apply one of the built-in conditional formats for data bars, we can access the Conditional Format Manage Rules dialog box in order to edit the new conditional format rule:

Figure 2: Determining Negative Value and Axis...

Finally, you can determine various aspects of how the value are displayed as well as the axis:

Figure 3: Determining data bars aspects such as axis settings

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Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Office 2010

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