Charts and Graphs for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 by Bill Jelen

By Bill Jelen

After 15 years with out updates to the Excel charting engine, Microsoft has supplied an entire rewrite of the chart rendering engine in Excel 2007. besides the fact that, no quantity of soppy glow or glass bevel results may also help you speak your aspect should you use the inaccurate chart sort. This booklet is helping you decide the best charting sort and exhibits you ways to make it glance great.This ebook exhibits you the way to coax Excel to create many charts you may no longer have believed have been attainable. You’ll study thoughts that let you ditch the Microsoft defaults and truly create charts that speak your aspect. You’ll research why the Excel inventory charts are so restrictive and the way you could simply flip any line chart right into a inventory chart–without any barriers. You’ll additionally tips on how to upload invisible sequence to make columns flow in midair. find out how to create charts correct in Excel cells utilizing the hot Excel 2007 facts bars–or even the decades-old REPT functions.In no time, this e-book could have you developing charts that wow your viewers and successfully converse your message. * grasp powerful visible show of knowledge * decide on the suitable chart style to express your message * study time-saving workarounds * Create charts that the majority humans imagine you can’t create with Excel * comprehend what a Radar chart is and should you could use it * Summarize one million rows of information in one pivot desk chart * current information graphically with out charts * hire SmartArt photos to teach approach or dating charts * make the most of VBA to create charts * placed your info on a map * Export your charts to the internet or PowerPoint * discover chart lies

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You can also apply effects such as glow to the legend entries. You can also remove certain legend entries. When an individual legend entry is selected, press the Delete key. This becomes useful when you are using extra series to add elements to a chart. Several examples in Chapter 7, “Advanced Chart Techniques,” utilize this method. Using the Format Legend Dialog To use the Format Legend dialog, you choose More Legend Options from the Legend drop-down on the Layout ribbon. This dialog allows you to change the fill color, the border color, the border styles, and the shadow behind the legend.

Click Save to accept the theme. 32 The 12 colors in the current theme are shown here. 33 Specify the RGB values for the first color. Specifying a Theme’s Fonts To specify new theme fonts, you follow these steps: 1. Select Page Layout, Themes, Fonts, Create New Theme Fonts. 34. Remember that a font theme contains a heading font and a body font. 34 A theme is composed of two fonts. 1 2. Select a font from the Heading Font drop-down. If a custom font is used in your company’s logo, using it might be appropriate.

4. 2 To add a title, you use the Chart Title drop-down on the Layout tab. Your choices are a centered overlay title or a title above the chart. 4). 4. 4 Excel offers two built-in locations for chart titles. Typing a Title After you select a title location from the drop-down, Excel adds the generic “Chart Title” placeholder text to the top of your chart. The title is selected by default, so you can immediately start typing the actual title. You see the typed characters appear in the formula bar.

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