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Finding trends in your data
TIP When you click the Trendline button in the Analysis group, one of the options Excel
displays is Linear Forecast Trendline, which adds a trendline with a two-period forecast.
As with other chart elements, you can double-click the trendline to open a formatting
dialog box and change the line’s appearance.
In this exercise, you’ll add a trendline to a chart.
SET UP You need the FutureVolumes workbook located in the Chapter09 practice file
folder to complete this exercise. Open the workbook, and then follow the steps.
1
Select the chart.
2
Click the Chart Elements action button, point to Trendline , click the right-pointing
triangle that appears, and then click More Options . The Format Trendline pane
appears.
3
If necessary, in the Trend/Regression Type area, click Linear .
4
In the Forecast area, in the Forward field, enter 3 .
5
Click the pane’s Close button to add the trendline to the chart.
CLEAN UP Close the FutureVolumes workbook, saving your changes if you want to.
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