Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Modifying the appearance of a chart, part of Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs.
- Once you've added a chart,…don't think that the default formatting…is necessarily clear.…Microsoft Excel can create charts and graphics…for lots of uses and different…industries have specific needs.…I'm a big fan of visual clarity.…Things that are easy to read…by mixing up the font weight.…Not necessarily the fonts…but using bold formatting or italics…where necessary to add emphasis.…I also like to make sure that the graphic…is thick and clear to read.…Let's modify the appearance of this chart…and explore some of the different options you have…to add or subtract from a chart's appearance.…
To start, I'll make sure the chart is selected.…Note, if you click off of it…and then back on it you'll see…that the corners become highlighted.…If you grab one of those corners and drag…you could change the size of the chart.…And this'll make it easier to fit on the screen.…Note, you can also grab an edge and move to pull it.…Now, I'm gonna make this just a little smaller…so it fits within our space here.…But do keep in mind that when you print the chart…
- Explain the steps to take to create a chart in Excel.
- Recall the options for customizing an existing chart within Excel.
- Determine which chart type fits best with a set of data.
- Summarize the process of creating a table.
- Identify strategies for clarifying a table.
- List the steps to take to add SmartArt to a project.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Chart Essentials
2. An Overview of Chart and Graph Types
3. Displaying Data with Tables
4. Working with SmartArt
Adding a SmartArt graphic3m 50s
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