Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chart Tricks for the Daring and Heroic
the Charts folder very quickly by clicking the Manage Templates button
in the Insert Chart dialog box (this button appears after you choose the
Templates category).
Creating a chart from a template
To create a chart from your own customized template, open the Create
Chart dialog box (click the Chart button) and go to the Templates category.
The dialog box shows a list of templates you created. Move the pointer over
a template to read its name in a pop-up box. Select a template and click OK.
Chart Tricks for the Daring and Heroic
This chapter wouldn’t be complete without a handful of chart tricks to
impress your friends and intimidate your enemies. In the pages that follow,
you discover how to make charts roll over and play dead. You also find out
how to decorate a chart with a picture, annotate a chart, display worksheet
data alongside a chart, and create a combo chart.
Decorating a chart with a picture
As shown in Figure 1-8, a picture looks mighty nice on the plot area of a
chart — especially a column chart. If you have a picture in your computer
that would serve well to decorate a chart, you are hereby encouraged to start
decorating. Follow these steps to place a picture in the plot area of a chart:
1. Select your chart.
Figure 1-8:
Using a
picture
as the
backdrop of
a chart.
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