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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Hour 12. Adding a Chart

The highlights of this hour are as follows:

  • Reasons for using a chart

  • The chart elements

  • The chart types

  • How to create charts with the Chart Wizard

  • How to work with charts

  • How to format charts

  • How to pull a pie slice from a chart

This hour provides complete instructions for creating Excel charts. First, you get a brief overview of the charting process. After this, you get an explanation of some basic charting terminology used throughout the rest of the hour and in Excel's commands and options. Details about creating charts follow.

At the end of this hour, you'll realize that Excel's charting capabilities give you a lot of control in how you can present data.

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