About This Course:
Excel Charts allows users to store, model, and manipulate data.
Once data is stored in an Excel spreadsheet, anyone with access to that spreadsheet can manipulate the data in order to analyze and communicate its meaning. The charting function can be a key element in these processes, enabling users to strike a balance between automation and customization.
If a spreadsheet already contains updated data, the chart function can transform this data into a chart with a minimal amount of user input. The Recommended Charts tool in Excel is a key part of this process. Using the chart function, spreadsheet administrators can generate a chart in a few clicks, choosing a chart type, as well as options such as labels, axes and titles.
Users can also customize their charts. For instance, in addition to customizing the data presented within a chart, users can finely tweak the chart options to any detail. Charts in Excel can also be altered after they have been initially generated, by selecting a chart and choosing from the available options to amend the chart type, data, or other details.
In this session, Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA - who is also the Tech Editor-at-Large for AccountingWEB - shares numerous techniques that you can use to work with charts more efficiently. David will teach primarily from Excel 2010, but will also demonstrate new charting capabilities in Excel 2013.
Excel's charting functionality has evolved with each version of Excel, so a special feature of this presentation is that David provides four different handouts to cover Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, and Excel 2003. As you watch him carry out techniques in Excel 2010 or 2013, you'll be able to follow the numbered steps in the handout that corresponds with your version of Excel.What You'll Learn:
By attending this webinar, you and your team will learn how to:
- Compare user interface changes in Excel 2013 and 2016 that have vastly simplified chart-related tasks
- Create self-updating chart titles that are linked to formulas within a worksheet cell
- Enliven your charts with clip art in any version of Excel
- Explore the Recommended Charts feature in Excel 2013 and later
- Learn to avoid repetitive formatting by using chart templates and determine where this feature was relocated in Excel 2013 and later
- Learn why certain features, including slicers, sparklines, and charts, are disabled in some workbooks
- Summarize complex data sets quickly with Excel’s PivotChart feature
- Use the SUMIF function to summarize data based on a single criterion
- Use the Table feature in Excel 2007 and later to create charts that expand or contract automatically as your source data changes
- Apply Excel’s Table feature to create self-expanding charts
- Recognize how to save time by copying chart formatting between charts and using chart templates
- Identify new charting capabilities in Excel 2013 and later