This calendar chart is a visualization that shows how a data set varies with the days, weeks and months of the year. One popular variant of a calendar chart is the calendar heat map which may show data over multiple years using color gradients. A calendar chart is not a built-in chart tool in Excel, however, this template is byproduct of conditional formatting feature in Microsoft Excel. You can also explore other calendar templates in excel and spreadsheet using navigation menu.
About Calendar Heat Map Chart Free Excel Template
The purpose of this calendar template is to show a calendar heat map chart. You can use it as-is by just pasting your data into the Data worksheet, or you can use it as a starting point and define your own conditional formatting rules.
- Prepare the data for computation – For this template, you need a list of unique dates in one column and a numeric value in a second column. You can have more than one column of data, but this template only analyzes one column of data at a time.
- Copy the data into the template – With your data prepared correctly, you just need to copy and paste it into the Data worksheet in the template (assuming you have the data in another spreadsheet). You may want to use Paste Special > Values to avoid copying formulas and formatting.
- Choose data set and range – In the 4-Year and 1-Year worksheets, you can choose the Data Set you want to analyze from a drop down list. The list in the drop-down box comes from the column labels that you enter in the Data worksheet.
- Customize conditional formatting in the calendar heat map template – The colors in the calendar heat map are created using conditional formatting rules. You don’t have to use the red-yellow-green heat map color gradient. For example, the image above shows a cost analysis with white representing zero and dark blue representing the high cost values.
How to download and use Calendar Heat Map Excel template ?
To use this free CALENDAR HEAT MAP template, you should have Microsoft Office/ Microsoft Excel installed in your system. After installing Excel or Spreadsheet, download the zip file of this template, extract the template using WinRAR or 7Zip decompressing software. Once extracted, you can open the file using Excel and start entering data or customizing the template.