Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Making a Chart of Our Own
Figure 5–6. Selecting gradebook data—averages omitted
Time, then, to modify the chart data selection rule we stated earlier: to start the chart-making
process, you can click anywhere among the data, provided there are no adjoining columns or rows
containing data you don’t want to see in the chart. But in our case, where there are data we want to
exclude, we need to go ahead and select exactly the range we need. And this can be a real-world
scenario.
Once we put these understandings in place and select our range, then all we need do is click one of
the buttons in the Charts group, which identify Excel’s various chart possibilities. Let’s click the Column
button (Figure 5-7):
Figure 5–7. Column chart options
 
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