Pareto Chart Maker for a Column of Raw Data in Excel

QI Macros will summarize your data and draw a Pareto in one click

If you have a column of raw data, like the text below, you will need to summarize it using a PivotTable before you can draw a Pareto chart in Excel. Fortunately, QI Macros add-in for Excel is smart enough to do this for you.

How to make a Pareto from a column of text

  1. Make sure your column has a heading in the first row. Then click on the cell to select the heading:
  2. example of text data

  3. Click on QI Macros menu and select "Pareto Chart":
  4. pareto on menu

  5. If you have more than 9 categories you will receive a prompt asking you about the number of bars you want:
  6. number of bars prompt

  7. QI Macros will create a pivot table and then make a Pareto chart in seconds:
  8. pareto from text

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