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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 by Patrick Blattner

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Chapter 20. Building Charts with Excel

An Overview of Excel Charts

Creating charts in Excel gives you the power to transform numbers into pictures that ultimately tell a story. All too often, charts are created “just because.” But charts can be the basis of decision making in business; effective charts can ultimately express a business’s current situation and future needs. In addition, charts presented and formatted properly can create impact. If done correctly, many charts can tell a story without any additional explanation. Also note, in many cases, less is better. Too much formatting can clutter the chart and deteriorate the intended ...

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