Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creative use of sparklines in merged cells with axes, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] If you're about to create…a visual image of data on a worksheet…sometimes you'll create a chart.…I've got some data in columns A and B…covering a two year period from mid-2015 into mid-2017,…and since the data in question here…is surrounded by empty cells and worksheet boundaries…I could simply click anywhere within this data…and press alt + f1 to quickly get a chart.…Now, that may or may not be a great looking chart.…I'm not too fond of it myself,…but it does tell a story in a certain way.…Sometimes a better alternative is what we call a spark line,…and we see one here already in existence…for the data right here.…
Let's talk about how to create this.…You might not be familiar with it.…I'm going to eliminate what we see in K3.…Before doing that, notice that this is…a visual representation of these numbers.…I don't think it's exactly obvious…unless it's pointed out to you,…but nevertheless that is a depiction.…It's a spark line, which for want of a definition…could be an in-cell chart.…I'm going to right click this and simply the spark line,…
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