Chart Filter Excel 2016 For Mac

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As I mention in my post on creating pivot charts, you can’t create pivot charts in Excel for the Mac. It’s, hands down, my greatest aggravation with Excel. Bar none. However, Excel for the Mac has an additional bug that renders any pivot chart created on a PC that includes a report filter utterly useless. You can see the options in the drop-down filter and even select them. In fact, the pivot table (that’s created with every pivot chart) updates. However, your pivot chart will not update. I demonstrate this disappointing failure in this short demo.

Test For Yourself

  1. Let’s start with chart filters. Click anywhere in your chart. Click the Chart Filters button next to the chart. On the Values tab, check or uncheck the series or categories you want to show or hide.
  2. But some filters (top and bottom ten, above and below average) are based on the original range of cells. For example, when you filter the top ten values, you'll see the top ten values of the whole list, not the top ten values of the subset of the last filter. In Excel, you can create three kinds of filters: by values, by a format, or by criteria.

However, the chart data is entered and saved in an Excel worksheet. If you insert a chart in Word or PowerPoint, a new sheet is opened in Excel. When you save a Word document or PowerPoint presentation that contains a chart, the chart's underlying Excel data is automatically saved within the Word document or PowerPoint presentation.

Don’t believe me, Excel for Mac users? Go ahead and test it for yourself with the pivot chart in this Excel file.

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How to show or hide field buttons in pivot chart in Excel?


When creating a Pivot Chart in Excel, the Report Filter field buttons, Legend field buttons, Axis Field buttons, and Value Field buttons are added into the Pivot Chart automatically as below screen shot shown. As these buttons take space and make the global layout messy, some users may want to hide them. This article will show you the way to show or hide field buttons in a Pivot Chart in Excel easily.

Chart Filter Excel 2016 For Mac

Show or hide field buttons in pivot chart in Excel

Show or hide field buttons in pivot chart in Excel

Chart Filter Excel 2016 For Mac

To show or hide field buttons in pivot chart in Excel, please do as follows:


Step 1: Click the Pivot Chart that you want to hide/show field buttons to activate the PivotChart Tools in Ribbon.

Step 2: Under the Analyze tab, click the field Buttons to hide all field buttons from selected Pivot Chart.

(1) Click the field Buttons once again, all field buttons will be shown in selected Pivot Chart again.
(2) To hide/show a kind of field buttons, such as Axis Field buttons, click the arrow at the bottom-right corner of Field Buttons, and then uncheck/check the Axis Field Button from the drop down list.

Get back to the Pivot Chart, you will see all field buttons or specific kind of field buttons are hidden (or shown) from the Pivot Chart.

Note: In Excel 2007, field buttons are not added into Pivot Chart, and users can't add and show field buttons into Pivot Chart too.

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    Hello, Useful info. Thanks....But throughout this page
    'Field' is misspelled as 'Filed'. I just thought you should know.