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Charts allow you to communicate information visually, in a way that's more impactful than raw data, and they happen to be one of the most powerful and easy-to-use features in Microsoft Excel. Let Dennis Taylor show you how to create different kinds of Excel charts, from column, bar, and line charts to exploded pies, and decide which type works best for your data. Plus, learn how to fine-tune your chart's color and style; add titles, labels, and legends; insert shapes, pictures, and text boxes; and pull data from multiple sources.
(MUSIC). Hi, I'm Dennis Taylor, and welcome to Excel 2013, Charts in Depth. Creating charts is one of Excel's most powerful, yet easy to use features. In this course, we'll be looking at the concepts underlying charts, and the tools to implement those concepts. I'll show you how to create standard and useful charts, very quickly. And then how to fine-tune those charts with a variety of techniques. We'll see how to add greater impact to your charts with pictures and shapes, and then examine the most effective use of titles, labels, legends, axes and grid lines.
We'll look at analytical tools that will help you make sense of chart data. We'll show you how to create dynamic charts that reflect fast-changing business environments, and we'll give you a ton of shortcuts and tips that will make your use of this popular tool more efficient and productive. So, join me in Excel 2013, Charts in Depth.
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