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Using the exercise files


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Excel 2010: Charts in Depth

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the wxercise files used throughout this title. There is one file per chapter and as I'm opening files here, you'll be seeing the same file names yourself, one file per chapter. As you open a file, you will see that there are a number of sheet tabs. Many of these will be referred to in the training here and there, some of them will not be used at all, but feel free to take a look at them and use them if you wish.
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  1. 1m 50s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 20m 16s
    1. Identifying chart elements like plot area, chart area, gridlines, and legends
      5m 40s
    2. Selecting the right chart type
      6m 44s
    3. Understanding chart terminology
      4m 52s
    4. Understanding the Ribbon and the Design, Layout, and Format tabs
      3m 0s
  3. 16m 3s
    1. Selecting data to display as a chart
      4m 15s
    2. Creating charts instantly with shortcuts
      2m 29s
    3. Creating charts with standard menu commands
      1m 17s
    4. Creating presentation-ready charts with just a few adjustments
      2m 22s
    5. Creating graphic-in-cell charts with sparklines
      5m 40s
  4. 24m 26s
    1. Switching rows and columns for a different view of the data
      3m 0s
    2. Setting a default chart type and creating a template
      3m 19s
    3. Dealing with empty and hidden cells
      5m 45s
    4. Choosing a chart layout
      3m 22s
    5. Choosing a chart style from 48 colorful variations
      2m 35s
    6. Changing the location of a chart
      2m 19s
    7. Moving and resizing a chart
      4m 6s
  5. 9m 49s
    1. Using pictures as chart elements
      3m 50s
    2. Adding shapes and arrows
      2m 58s
    3. Adding floating text and text boxes
      3m 1s
  6. 29m 53s
    1. Adding, editing, and removing chart titles
      2m 45s
    2. Adding horizontal and vertical titles
      3m 25s
    3. Linking titles to content
      1m 52s
    4. Showing numbers of different scales
      4m 19s
    5. Specifying the position of tick marks and axis labels
      3m 49s
    6. Changing the numeric format on labels
      3m 32s
    7. Adding, editing, and removing legends
      2m 17s
    8. Adding and editing data labels
      5m 42s
    9. Showing the source of a chart's data
      2m 12s
  7. 12m 7s
    1. Modifying axis scaling
      7m 55s
    2. Working with gridlines
      4m 12s
  8. 13m 57s
    1. Analyzing existing and future data with trendlines
      6m 13s
    2. Adding drop lines
      1m 11s
    3. Adding high-low lines and up-down bars
      1m 59s
    4. Adding error bars
      4m 34s
  9. 12m 3s
    1. Selecting shape fill and outline
      4m 28s
    2. Adding shape effects
      5m 34s
    3. Applying WordArt styles
      2m 1s
  10. 16m 12s
    1. Formatting lines and borders
      3m 45s
    2. Filling an area with a color gradient
      3m 37s
    3. Specifying line style, color, and weight
      2m 57s
    4. Working with chart text
      2m 47s
    5. Changing the rotation of chart text
      3m 6s
  11. 39m 53s
    1. Using column and bar charts
      9m 12s
    2. Using line charts
      5m 25s
    3. Using pie charts
      6m 30s
    4. Using area, stock, and XY charts
      8m 57s
    5. Using doughnut, bubble, and radar charts
      9m 49s
  12. 10m 0s
    1. Pasting new data into a chart
      2m 34s
    2. Creating charts from multiple data sources
      3m 34s
    3. Adding new data using a table
      3m 52s
  13. 11m 29s
    1. Printing charts
      6m 41s
    2. Copying and linking charts with Word and PowerPoint
      4m 48s
  14. 44s
    1. Next steps
      44s

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Watch the Online Video Course Excel 2010: Charts in Depth
3h 38m Intermediate Jun 15, 2011

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In this course, Dennis Taylor shows how to analyze and communicate the value of data with charts in Excel. The course starts with the foundations: what the parts of a chart are, what the different types of charts are, and which charts work best for your data. The course then shows how to create a presentation-ready chart in minutes and offers dozens of in-depth tutorials on formatting and fine-tuning charts so they represent data clearly and accurately.

Topics include:
  • Identifying the plot area, chart area, gridlines, legends, and more
  • Selecting the right chart type
  • Creating charts instantly with shortcuts
  • Choosing a layout
  • Dealing with empty and hidden cells
  • Switching rows and columns for a different view of the data
  • Moving and resizing a chart
  • Inserting pictures and shapes
  • Adding labels to a chart
  • Analyzing existing and future data with trendlines
  • Changing a chart's data source
  • Printing charts
Subject:
Business
Software:
Excel Office
Author:
Dennis Taylor

Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the wxercise files used throughout this title. There is one file per chapter and as I'm opening files here, you'll be seeing the same file names yourself, one file per chapter. As you open a file, you will see that there are a number of sheet tabs. Many of these will be referred to in the training here and there, some of them will not be used at all, but feel free to take a look at them and use them if you wish.

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