Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to create a chart and customize its elements, find trends
in your overall data, summarize data using sparklines, create dynamic charts, and create
and format shapes, diagrams, and shapes containing mathematical equations.
Practice Files Before you can complete the exercises in this chapter, you need to copy
the book’s practice files to your computer. The practice files you’ll use to complete the
exercises in this chapter are in the Chapter10 practice file folder. A complete list of
practice files is provided in “Using the Practice Files” at the beginning of this topic.
Creating Charts
To create a chart, select the data you want to summarize visually and then, on the Insert
tab, in the Charts group, click the type of chart you want to create to have Excel display
the available chart subtypes.
Troubleshooting The appearance of buttons and groups on the ribbon changes depending
on the width of the program window. For information about changing the appearance of
the ribbon to match our screen images, see “Modifying the Display of the Ribbon” at the
beginning of this topic.
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