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Celebrate with spider web chart [Halloween Fun]



It’s Halloween time. As adults, we can’t go trick or treating. We can of course dress up in costumes and entertain others. But what about the poor spreadsheets. Don’t they deserve some of this fun too?

Hell yeah! So I made a spider web generator in Excel. Just use it to make a spooky cob web pattern and add it to your report / dashboard / time sheet or whatever else. Surprise your colleagues.


How is Spider web chart made…

We take some super strong but amazingly flexible silky thread. You then carefully insert the thread in to XLOOKUP (or INDEX+MATCH) to get a spider web.

Seriously though, don’t go poking threads in to XLOOKUPs. You will look silly.

Here is a tutorial explaining how the spider web chart is made. You can learn all about the geometry, math & formulas behind this cool chart. Watch the tutorial below (or see it on our YouTube channel)

Download Spider Web Chart workbook

Click here to download the spider web chart workbook.
I made another version of this back in 2016, if you want that, click here.

Press F9 to generate a random web pattern. Follow the instructions to insert the cob web in to any of your existing worksheets. Enjoy 🙂

While we are goofing with Excel…

It is Diwali time in India. So here is a flower pot fireworks generator in Excel. If you like to go beyond earth, here is a cosmic dance between Earth & Venus.

How do you like the Halloween cob web?

It was a lot of fun creating the spider web chart in Excel. How do you like it? Please share your thoughts and comments below.


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2 Responses to “Celebrate with spider web chart [Halloween Fun]”

  1. GraH says:

    I didn't see the formula for "spider". So that's a bug in your design Chandoo.

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