# Create Bell Curve Chart

The Bell curve chart is also called as normal probability distributions in Statistics and it will be used to show a plot of normal distribution of a given data set. This post will guide you how to **create a chart of a bell curve** in Microsoft Excel. And How to save the generated bell curve chart as normal chart template in Excel.

**Create Bell Curve Chart**

You can refer to the below examples to create a sample bell curve, just do the following steps:

**#1** enter the following column headings in a new worksheet (Data, Mean, Standard deviation, Distribution)

The mean is the average value of all the data points in range A2:A10. And the Standard Deviation indicates how much deviates from the mean of the data set.

**#2** enter the data in the range A2:A10

**#3** enter the formula =AVERAGE(A2:A10) in the formula box of cell B2 to generate the Mean value.

**#4** enter the formula =STDEV(A2:A10) in the formula box of cell C2 to generate the standard deviation.

**#5** enter the formula =NORM.DIST(A2,$B$2,$C$2,FALSE) in the formula box of cell D2 to generate normal probability distribution. Then drag Auto Fill Handler over other cells from D2 to D10.

#6 select range A2:A10 and D2:D10, then go to **INSERT** tab, click **Scatter** **with Smooth Lines** under **charts** group.

**#7** you will see a bell curve is created.

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## Save Bell Curve Chart as Chart Template

If you want to save the generated bell curve chart as chart template, just refer to the below steps:

**#1** right click on the bell curve chart, select **Save as Template… **from the pop up menu list.

**#2** enter the file name, and click Save button.

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