Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoiding common chart distortions, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] When you work with Excel charts,…there are lots of opportunities for creating…attractive visuals to accompany your data.…You can, however, create distortions.…Sometimes, those distortions could…even be called enhancements.…Sometimes, you'll do these by mistake…and other times, it might be intended.…We've got different sets of data on the screen here.…Let's first talk about the data in rows 1 and 2.…We want to create a simple little…column chart that shows this data.…Because it's surrounded by empty cells,…we can just click within that data,…and a very fast way to create a chart is to press alt F1.…
That is Excel's default chart style.…It's a clustered column chart.…I think these tend to look better…when the columns are wider.…Same thing would be true, by the way, if we had a bar chart.…We could make the bars taller simply by double-clicking,…and that activates the Format Data Series dialog box.…This will take you to the set of choices…under that icon that has the three columns.…If not, click that icon, and within that,…
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