Excel 2007 Unit J

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Excel 2007 Unit J

  1. 1. Microsoft Excel 2007 - Illustrated Enhancing Charts
  2. 2. <ul><li>Customize a data series </li></ul><ul><li>Change a data source and add data labels </li></ul><ul><li>Format the axes of a chart </li></ul><ul><li>Add a data table to a chart </li></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated Objectives
  3. 3. <ul><li>Rotate a chart </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance a chart with WordArt </li></ul><ul><li>Add a picture to a chart </li></ul><ul><li>Identify data trends </li></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated Objectives
  4. 4. Customizing a Data Series <ul><li>A data series is the information, usually numbers or values, that Excel plots on a chart </li></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  5. 5. Changing a Data Source and Adding Data Labels <ul><li>Descriptive text, called a data label , appears above a data marker in a chart </li></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  6. 6. Changing a Data Source and Adding Data Labels (cont.) Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated Data label
  7. 7. Formatting the Axes of a Chart <ul><li>Excel plots and formats chart data and places the chart axes within the chart’s plot area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data values in two-dimensional charts are plotted on the y-axis and categories are plotted on the x-axis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A scale is created for the value (y) axis that is based on the highest and lowest values in the data series </li></ul></ul></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  8. 8. Formatting the Axes of a Chart (cont.) <ul><ul><li>Three axes are generated in three- dimensional charts; x-axis (category), z-axis (value), and y-axis (chart depth) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Z-axis usually contains the scale for the chart </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Override Excel default formats for chart axes using the Format Axis dialog box </li></ul></ul></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  9. 9. Formatting the Axes of a Chart (cont.) Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated Maximum value Minimum value Value (z) axis
  10. 10. Adding a Data Table to a Chart <ul><li>A data table is a grid containing the chart data, attached to the bottom of a chart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data tables are useful because they highlight the data you used to generate the chart </li></ul></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  11. 11. Adding a Data Table to a Chart (cont.) Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated Data table
  12. 12. Rotating a Chart <ul><li>By rotating a 3-D chart, you can improve the visibility of the chart data </li></ul><ul><li>Depth can be increased to improve visibility of chart data </li></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  13. 13. Rotating a Chart (cont.) Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated Increased depth and rotation
  14. 14. Enhancing a Chart with WordArt <ul><li>Enhance a chart or worksheet by adding specially formatted text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Format WordArt using 3-D effects and shadows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordArt text is considered an object </li></ul></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  15. 15. Enhancing a Chart with WordArt (cont.) Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated WordArt text
  16. 16. Adding a Picture to a Chart <ul><li>Enhance a chart by adding a picture to the data markers, chart area, plot area, legend, or chart walls and floors </li></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  17. 17. Adding a Picture to a Chart (cont.) Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated Picture added to the back wall
  18. 18. Identifying Data Trends <ul><li>Creating a trendline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trendlines graphically represent data trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasize patters in data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Predict future data based on past trends </li></ul></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated
  19. 19. Identifying Data Trends (cont.) Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated U.S. Trendline U.K. Trendline
  20. 20. Summary <ul><li>Customize data series </li></ul><ul><li>Format chart axes and add data tables </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate a chart </li></ul><ul><li>Use WordArt to enhance charts </li></ul><ul><li>Add pictures to charts </li></ul><ul><li>Identify data trends </li></ul>Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated

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