Nifty Data-Driven PowerPoint Thermometer

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Discover a simple way to create a nifty data driven thermometer chart in PowerPoint. Follow our step by step instruction to create this useful diagram.

The PowerPoint Thermometer you'll learn is:

PowerPoint Thermometer Tutorial

Isn’t it eye catching? What's great is, since it is data-driven you can reuse it easily.

To reuse, all you need to change the fill levels is - Right click on the image -> Edit data -> enter relevant values in the worksheet. Nifty, isn't it?

Let us learn to draw this elegant diagram template in simple steps:

Step 1: Drawing a simple column chart

Insert -> Chart -> Clustered column (the first option). Ensure that you choose only a single set of values and remove the rest of the columns in the worksheet. You’ll get a column chart that looks like this:

Column Chart in PowerPoint

Step 2: Removing all the unnecessary elements

We just need the columns in the chart. So, you can click on all the other irrelevant elements in the chart and delete them:

Remove Labels in Graph

Right click on the columns and add data labels. The result will be as follows:

Bar Chart with Gridlines

Related: Formatting tips for Bar Chart in PowerPoint

Step 3: Removing the grid lines

Click on the chart. Go to Layouts -> Gridlines -> Primary Horizontal Gridlines -> None. This will remove all the gridlines.

Change Layout PowerPoint Chart

Change the color of the column to suit your need. You can make the columns more attractive by selecting the columns ->Shape effects -> Presets -> Preset 2

Setting Bevel for Chart

 Your PowerPoint Thermometer chart should look like this:

Beveled PowerPoint Chart

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Step 4: Giving the façade of a thermometer

Draw rounded rectangles around each of the columns. Adjust the yellow handle at the top corner to get maximum curvature:

Thermometer Base for Chart

Add a circle at the bottom end of the columns and fill color to match the color of the columns.

PowerPoint Thermometer with Base

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Step 5: Giving the finishing touches

You can do this by adding sheen to the circular bulb.

Draw a vertical rectangular bar, fill it with white color and adjust the transparencies to mimic the vertical sheen of the glass.

Add a grey rectangle to the bottom of the slide and ‘send it back’. Select the bulbs and add a reflection. The final result will be as follows:

PowerPoint Thermometer Tutorial

Once you learn to draw this diagram, you can create your own variations depending on your imagination.

Related: How to create professional sheen effect

We wish to show you some related thermometer templates from our Visual PowerPoint Graphs Pack...

Variations to Data-Driven Thermometer:

Take a look at these remarkable data driven charts:

Thermometer Showing Percentages

Thermometer Showing Percentages

Dual Thermometer Graphs - Just enter your data to use

Dual Thermometer graphs

Source: Thermometers from Visual Graphs Pack

Bottles indicating % of completion

Percentage Completion

Infographic of truck showing percentage loaded

Infographic of truck showing percentage loaded

Source: Percentage Completion Infographic from Graphs Pack

All the 320+ unique diagrams in the Graphs pack are fully data-driven and pre-formatted. You can copy our graph templates to your slides and edit the worksheet to create stunning presentations in minutes.

It takes a lot of skill and time to create these data driven charts from the scratch. Why waste time reinventing the wheel when we have done all the hard work for you.

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