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Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Steve Schwartz

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Chapter 13. Charts and Graphs

Numeric information is often easiest to understand when presented graphically. In Excel 2008, you can create 73 different styles of charts, including bar, column, line, area, pie, scatter, bubble, radar, and stock charts—and many of them can be 3-D.

After Excel has generated a chart, you can tailor it to suit your needs. You can add, edit, or delete titles, labels, legends, and gridlines. You can also add, change, or remove color, patterns, or shading, as well as change the scale, labeling, and look of the axes. If you later edit a chart’s source data, the chart will automatically reflect the new values.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to create charts from existing data and display them in the current worksheet. Chapter ...

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