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Quick way to add a slicer in Excel

Discover a simple method to add slicers in Excel to your tables. Watch our short video or read our tutorial to save time and increase your spreadsheets knowledge.

Tired of using the good old filters in pivot tables? Do you want to filter out your tables quickly? Try slicers!

Slicers are great to filter data in tables like pivot tables or regular ones. They decrease risks of making mistakes when ticking filter options and save you time. Learn how to add slicers in Excel by watching the video on the right or check our tutorial below!

Adding slicers in Excel will become a new habit to finish projects earlier. Also, your colleagues or customers will be happy to select the data they need directly without the need of using regular filters. Ready to learn?

On Excel, click anywhere in your pivot table then go to Insert>Slicer.

Now that the Insert Slicers window is visible, select the filter category you want to use (you will be able to rename it later) and click OK. If you tick several filters, you will have several slicers in your worksheet.

You just added a slicer to your pivot table!

Click on any option to filter your pivot table easily and quickly. If you want to select multiple options, click first on the Multi-Select icon (in red). And if you don’t want to apply filters anymore on your Excel pivot table, click Clear Filter (in blue).

Creating a slicer for a table in Excel is easy. Click on your table then go to Insert>Slicer.

Select the field you want to use as filter and click OK.

You just added a slicer to your Excel table! Now click one of the filter options, you are ready to work quicker.

Do you want to change the Excel slicer design to match your brand colours or tables? Check how to do it below.

You can find Slicer Settings or change slicers design in the Slicer tab. You can also change the slicer caption by a more appealing name if you wish (top left corner of the Slicer tab).

Change the design of your slicer by selecting a light or dark design; just click the one you want to use. You can also change columns number on the right of the tab, which can offer a better design for your Excel spreadsheet.

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