Chapter 19. Data Visualization

In this chapter, you will:

  • Explore what’s new for conditional formatting

  • Learn how to create a customized icon set

  • Uncover essentials for formatting data bars

  • See how to turn data bars into horizontal thermometer charts

  • Get comfortable with the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager

  • Discover the ease and power of sparklines

You might use a well-chosen image to illustrate a point in your document or create a diagram that helps express what you’re trying to say better than plain, boring bullets ever could. So you already know that adding visual impact to your documents helps your important information shine through.

With that thought in mind, you’re well equipped to start exploring data visualization features in Microsoft Excel. ...

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