Chapter 12

Creating a Chart

In This Chapter

arrow Creating a chart

arrow Examining the different types of charts

arrow Positioning a chart in a worksheet

arrow Changing the appearance of a chart

arrow Saving a customized chart as a template so that you can use it again

arrow Exploring some fancy-schmancy chart tricks

Nothing is more persuasive than a chart. The bars, pie slices, lines, or columns show immediately whether production is up or down, cats are better than dogs or dogs better than cats, or catsup tastes better than ketchup. Fans of charts and graphs will be glad to know that putting a chart in an Excel worksheet (or Word document or PowerPoint slide) is fairly easy.

This chapter explains how to create a chart. It looks at which charts are best for presenting different kinds of data, how to change a chart’s appearance, and how to save charts in a template that you can use again. You discover some nice chart ...

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