Creating Charts in Excel 2007
A chart (also known as a graph outside Excel circles) is a way to present a table of numbers visually. The visual display allows you, for example, to quickly examine trends or compare the relative contributions of various items. Excel provides you with the tools to create a variety of charts.
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A chart is a tool you can use in Excel to communicate your data graphically. Charts allow your audience to more easily see the meaning behind the numbers in the spreadsheet, and make showing comparisons and trends a lot easier. In this lesson, you will learn how to insert and modify Excel charts and see how they can be an effective tool for communicating information.
The next section is used to create charts. The options in the Charts section will let you create different styles of charts. Let me show you how to create a chart using the data I have entered for my budget spreadsheet.
Excel offers a wide range of chart types: Line Charts, Column Charts, Area Charts, Bar Charts, Scatter Charts, and Pie Charts, to name but a few. You can even mix different types on a single chart by assigning different chart types to different series on the chart. These mixtures are called Combination Charts, and Excel provides a small number of these on the Custom Types tab of the Chart Type dialog box.
A simple Excel chart can say more than a sheet full of numbers. As you'll see, creating charts is very easy.
Benchmark Charts or Budget Charts are a great way to show your actual sales versus your benchmark in a graphical way, highlighting the strong v weak months. There are a few steps but in Excel 2013 it has been made much easier to create these charts with the new Combo charts.
A chart is a tool you can use in Excel to communicate your data graphically. Charts allow your audience to see the meaning behind the numbers, and they make showing comparisons and trends a lot easier. In this lesson, you will learn how to insert charts and modify them so that they communicate information effectively.
The default settings for bar chart in Excel mean that they appear on your charts with a lot of space between them. This default setting is sometimes not the look we want for our charts in particular if we want to compare the bars against each other. To have them appear closer together or of a thicker width would be better. It also will reduce wasted white space on the charts. It’s easy to do this in Excel.
This tip really is a fun one for spicing up that boring chart for your presentation, some peoples charts really are snoozy, so here is how to pep yours up a little with a few clicks. First of all create a basic Excel line chart as usual with markers…then if you are using Excel 2007 onwards….
Cycle Charts in Excel are easy to create using the Smart Art feature. There are several cycle process charts to choose from, some have arrows, like the Basic Cycle, and others show the relationship to a central idea, like the Radial Cycle. Here is how you insert a Radial Cycle...
Organizational Charts are important in any business and documenting them is very easy to do within Excel and in particular, SmartArt. To create an Organizational Chart in Excel you have to go to the ribbon menu and select Insert > SmartArt > Hierarchy > Organizational Chart. These charts are very intuitive and you can click inside each shape to add your organizational titles.