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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 95: Creating Minimalistic Charts

Effective charts don’t always have to be complicated. In fact, simpler charts that convey a clear message are almost always preferable to more complex charts.

This tip presents some simple charts that demonstrate various ways to provide a different visual experience, compared to the standard chart types. The point is to help you realize that, with a bit of creativity, you can create charts that don’t look like everyone else’s charts.

Simple column charts

Figure 95-1 shows four charts, each of which uses only one data point. This data could be displayed in a single chart, but using four charts provides a different, cleaner look.

These are very minimalistic charts. The only chart elements displayed are the single data point series, the data label for that data point, and the chart tile (displayed on the left, and rotated). The single column fills the entire width of the plot area.

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Figure 95-1: Four minimalistic...