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    Charts and Graphs for Microsoft Office Excel 2007

    Charts and Graphs for Microsoft Office Excel 2007Author: Bill Jelen
    Publisher: Que Publishing
    Category: Book

    List Price: $39.99
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    Sales Rank: 1,690,302

    Languages: English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
    Media: Paperback
    Edition: 1
    Pages: 480
    Number Of Items: 1
    Shipping Weight (lbs): 1.6
    Dimensions (in): 7 x 1 x 9.1

    MPN: Illustrations
    ISBN: 0789736101
    UPC: 029236736101
    EAN: 9780789736109
    ASIN: 0789736101

    Publication Date: May 4, 2007
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    Product Description
    <>It is easy to create a bad looking chart in Excel. This book teaches you how to unlock the beautiful formatting options available to make incredible looking charts. The first section will talk about how to decide which chart type to use. Subsequent chapters will walk through each chart type, how to create them, how to utilize them, and special options available for each chart. The book discusses themes, colors, creating metallic charts, shadows, transparency, etc. The book also handles anything graphical in Excel. It will show the new In-Cell Data Bar charts available in Excel 2007. A section will talk about creating business flowcharts with IGX Graphics and how to display product pictures in Excel, and a section on VBA will cover creating 100's of charts using the macro language.

     

    “More than a how-to and reference, this book also provides the why-tos and when-tos, with serious consideration given to layout best practices and design possibilities–a very well-rounded resource.”

    –Kathy Villella, CEO, PowerFrameworks.com

    • Implementing 1-Click Charting
    • Incorporating Drag & Drop and Dynamic Charts
    • Creating Amazing Effects
    • Using Charting Templates and Macros
    • Mastering Glow, Shadow, Sparklines, Dashboards, and More
    • Eliminating Chart Junk
    • Structuring Spreadsheets with Business Diagrams, SmartArt Graphics, and Pivot Charts
    • Develop your Charting expertise instantly with proven techniques

    After 15 years with no updates to the Excel charting engine, Microsoft has provided a complete rewrite of the chart rendering engine in Excel 2007. However, no amount of soft glow or glass bevel effects will help you communicate your point if you use the wrong chart type. This book helps you choose the right charting type and shows you how to make it look great.

     

    This book shows you how to coax Excel to create many charts you might not have believed were possible. You’ll learn techniques that allow you to ditch the Microsoft defaults and actually create charts that communicate your point. You’ll learn why the Excel stock charts are so restrictive and how you can easily turn any line chart into a stock chart–without any limitations. You’ll also learn how to add invisible series to make columns float in midair. Learn how to create charts right in Excel cells using the new Excel 2007 data bars–or even the decades-old REPT function!

     

    In no time, this book will have you creating charts that wow your audience and effectively communicate your message.

    • Master effective visual display of data
    • Choose the right chart type to convey your message
    • Learn time-saving workarounds
    • Create charts that most people think you can’t create with Excel
    • Understand what a Radar chart is and when you might use it
    • Summarize a million rows of data in a single pivot table chart
    • Present data graphically without charts
    • Employ SmartArt graphics to show process or relationship charts
    • Utilize VBA to create charts
    • Put your data on a map
    • Export your charts to the web or PowerPoint
    • Detect chart lies

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Bill Jelen is MrExcel! He is principal behind the leading Excel website, MrExcel.com. He honed his Excel wizardry during his 12-year tenure as a financial analyst for a fastgrowing public computer firm. Armed with only a spreadsheet, he learned how to turn thousands of rows of transactional data into meaningful summaries in record time. He is an accomplished author of books on Excel and is a regular guest on The Lab on TechTV Canada. You can find Bill at your local accounting group chapter meeting entertaining audiences with his humorous and informative Power Excel seminar. His website hosts more than 12 million page views annually.

     


    Introduction

    1 Introducing Charts in Excel 2007

    2 Customizing Charts

    3 Creating Charts That Show Trends

    4 Creating Charts That Show Differences

    5 Creating Charts That Show Relationships

    6 Creating Stock Analysis Charts

    7 Advanced Chart Techniques

    8 Creating and Using Pivot Charts

    9 Presenting Data Visually Without Charts

    10 Presenting Your Excel Data on a Map Using Microsoft MapPoint

    11 Using SmartArt Graphics and Shapes

    12 Exporting Your Charts for Use Outside of Excel

    13 Using Excel VBA to Create Charts

    14 Knowing When Someone Is Lying to You with a Chart

    Appendix A: Charting References

    Index




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