Upload your Excel data to Plotly's grid
Open the data file for this tutorial in Excel. You can download the file here in XLS format
Head to Plotly
Head to Plotly's Workspace and sign into your free Plotly account. Go to 'Import', click 'Upload a file', then choose your Excel file to upload. Your Excel file will now open in Plotly's grid. For more about Plotly's grid, see this tutorial
Creating the Chart
After importing the data, select the 'Scatter plots' option from 'Choose Plot Type' dropdown.
Select the 'Error Bars' option from the left toolbar. Select the data shape as shown in figure, and click on 'Scatter Plot' button to create the chart.
This will create a raw chart as shown below. Now we are going to style it to make it more presentable.
Styling of the Chart
From the Traces popover, select the Marker as 'line and markers' from the 'mode' tab.
From the Traces popover, under 'style' tab, select the line type as 'dotted'.
In the Traces popover, under 'error bar' tab, set the line length to 1, and width to 6.
To Change the background color, click on 'Layout' popover, and select suitable 'Plot Color' from the general tab.
From the Axes popover, set the grid lines color to white. The option is available under 'Lines' tab.
Export & Share
The final chart should look like the one below.
Download an image of your Plotly graph by clicking EXPORT on the toolbar.
To add the chart inside an excel sheet, click where you want to insert the picture inside Excel. On the INSERT tab inside Excel, in the ILLUSTRATIONS group, click PICTURE. Locate the Plotly graph image that you downloaded and then double-click it. Notice that we also copy-pasted the Plotly graph link in a cell for easy access to the interactive Plotly version.