This article provides guidelines on how to change the slicer color in Excel. By following these simple instructions, you can add visual appeal to your pivot table and make it easier to interpret the data.
In the Pivot Table above, a Slicer named Vendor has been added. And the color of the Slicer has been changed as you can see the Slicers before and after changing color. So, let’s dig deeper.
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What Is a Slicer in Excel
A slicer is a graphical filtering interface in Microsoft Excel that enables users to filter data in a PivotTable, PivotChart, or Table in a more user-friendly manner. This feature was introduced in Excel 2010 and has since become a widely used tool for data analysis and visualization.
How to Insert Slicer in Excel with Pivot Table
In this section, we will learn to add Slicer in a Pivot Table. To add Slicer in a Pivot Table, follow the instructions ahead and
- Select anywhere in the Pivot Table.
- From Insert Ribbon, Click on the Slicer
- From the Insert Slicers Dialogue Box, select Vendor, and Product.
- Press OK.
- Two Slicers named Vendor and Product will appear as shown in the image below.
Step-by-Step Procedures to Change Slicer Color in Excel
Now, we will change the color of the Slice of the above-mentioned Pivot Table. Make sure to follow the instructions and image below.
Step 1: Use Built-in Slicer Formats in Excel
- Select the Vendor Slicer.
- From Slicer Ribbon, Click on the More Option as shown in the image below.
- Select the preferable color.
- Color Slicer will appear then as shown in the image below.
Step 2: Create Custom Slicer Style in Excel
You can also make a Custom slicer for your Pivot Table. To do so, follow the instructions. .
- From Ribbon, select Slicer.
- Click the More Option as shown below.
- Click on New Style Slicer.
After clicking, a Dialogue Box will appear.
- Give a preferable name for the style of the new Slicer.
- Click on Format.
Note about Slicer Element
- The “with data” slicer element in pivot tables displays values with data in the selected criteria.
- The “with no data” slicer element in pivot tables displays values that do not have data ( If the data was removed from the dataset after inserting Slicer ) in the selected criteria.
- A Format Slicer Element Dialogue Box will appear here.
- You can change the Font, Border, and Fill of the Slicer using this Dialogue Box
The Slicer shown below is done by using a custom format for Whole Slicer, Selected Item with Data, and Unselected Items with Data.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an interactive dashboard?
An interactive dashboard is a visual representation of data that allows users to interact with and manipulate the data displayed. It usually consists of a set of visualizations, such as charts, graphs, tables, and maps, that are linked to each other and can be updated in real time based on user inputs.
- What’s the difference between a slicer and a pivot table?
|Feature||Slicers||Pivot Table Filters|
|Type of tool||Visual interface||Dropdown menu|
|Functionality||Filters data based on selection||Filters data based on selection|
|Appearance||Visual representation of filters||Text representation of filters|
|Ease of use||Intuitive and user-friendly||Requires some knowledge of pivot tables|
- Can you make a slicer without having a pivot table?
Yes, in Excel, you can create a slicer that is not tied to a pivot table. Here are the steps:
- Select the range of cells that you want to create the slicer.
- Go to the “Insert” tab on the ribbon.
- Click on “Slicer” in the “Filters” section.
- In the “Insert Slicers” dialog box, select the field that you want to filter.
- Click “OK” to create the slicer.
To summarize, coloring slicers in a pivot table is an effective way to enhance the visual appeal, and improve the readability of your data analysis. With the help of this step-by-step guide, you can easily add colors to your slicers and make your pivot table more engaging and informative. By experimenting with different color combinations, you can create a customized pivot table that effectively communicates your data insights to your audience.