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Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 Data Analysis: Your Visual Blueprint™ for Creating and Analyzing Data, Charts, and PivotTables by Denise Etheridge

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Chapter 8. CHARTING DATA

Create a Chart

Excel gives you tools for quickly generating a chart or visual representation of the numbers in your worksheet. Charts clarify patterns that can get lost in columns of numbers and text, and they make your data more accessible to people who are not familiar with, or do not want to delve into, the details. Charts can make a greater impression than rows and columns of numbers because the mind perceives, processes, and recalls visual information more quickly than textual or numerical information. In addition, shapes and colors have real impact.

With Excel 2007, you can create charts with dramatic visual appeal quickly and easily. Simply select the data you want to chart and then choose a chart type from the Insert ...

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