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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

Overview of this book

Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)
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Cover
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Table of Contents
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Title Page
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Introduction

Tip 90: Using High-Low Lines in a Chart

Excel supports a number of stock market charts, which are normally used to display stock market data. For example, you can create a chart that shows a stock’s daily high, low, and closing prices. That particular chart type requires three data series.

But stock market charts aren’t just for stock prices. Figure 90-1 shows a chart that depicts daily temperatures for a month. The vertical lines (called high-low lines) show the temperature range for the day.

This chart was created with a single command. I selected the range A3:D34, chose Insert⇒ChartsOther Charts, and selected the High-Low-Close option. You can, of course, format the high-low lines any way you like. And you may prefer to have the average temperatures connected with a line.

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Figure 90-1: Using a stock market chart to plot temperature data.

When creating stock market charts, the order of the data for the chart series is critical. Because...