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Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft® Excel® 2010 by Laurie Ulrich Fuller, Deidre Hayes, Jeffery A. Riley

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Creating a PivotChart

SO YOUR PIVOTTABLE isn’t enough to create an easily digestible, here’s-my-data-and-what’s-important-about-it view of your rows and rows of information? Well, maybe a PivotChart will help complete the picture you’d hoped to paint.

As discussed in Chapter 11, charts are a powerful way to take lots of potentially boring or confusing numeric data and turn it into a picture—a picture that tells a simple story, like “Sales are up in the third quarter!” or “Our managerial salaries are quite high, compared to the rest of the staff.” It stands to reason, therefore, that a PivotTable, which already helps distill your data down to the most important and dynamic pieces of information, would be even more powerful if it could also display ...

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