[Excel] How to make a simple bubble strip

A strip plot that uses bubbles, encodes data into bubble sizes and splits the plot by category.

Excel chart displaying strip plot with bubbles
Strip plot with bubbles.

Design notes

  • Set transparency to a high value to manage overlapping bubbles
  • Sort by size (decreasing) for the same reason.
  • Grid width here is very large simply for aesthetics reasons, but you could use it to create some kind of reference line.
  • Setup a secondary table for labels.



00:50: Maximum is set to 49 to avoid displaying the gridline at 50 while leaving some room for the bubbles.