Chapter 22. Creating and Editing Charts

In this chapter

A Revamped Charting Engine 666

Building an Excel Chart 666

Labeling a Chart’s Elements 682

Customizing Axes 688

Customizing a Chart’s Appearance 695

Working with PivotTable Charts 696

Creating Other Chart Types 697

Troubleshooting 698

Secrets of the Excel Masters: Leave the Top-Left Cell Blank 699

A Revamped Charting Engine

After fifteen years, the charting engine in Office 2007 has been completely rewritten. You will be able to create modern-looking charts in just a few mouse clicks. Tools for customizing the chart have been promoted to one of three new Charting Tools ribbon tabs.

The basic row-and-column worksheet grid is essential in helping you organize data and perform calculations, ...

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