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Tricks of the Microsoft® Office Gurus by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 2. Analyzing Data with Excel

All data has a story to tell. Whether it’s sales, expenses, statistics, inventory, or share prices, the data usually hides something interesting or important that you ought to know. However, even Office gurus understand that although it’s relatively easy to enter data into an Excel worksheet, it’s much harder to hear what that data is telling you. To put it another way, Office gurus know that to glean meaning from static worksheet data, you have to animate the data in some way so as to turn the data into information.

In Excel, animating data really ...

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