Formatting Charts

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Formatting Charts

  1. 1. Excel 2007Objective 4: PresentingData Visually
  2. 2. Lesson Skills By the end of the lesson you should be familiar with how-to:  Insert and delete chart elements such as titles, legends, percentages, etc.  Move a chart to a different location, and  Change between chart types
  3. 3. Inserting and DeletingChart ElementsChart Axis TitleChart TitleChart Legend
  4. 4. Titles Titles make a chart easier to understand by providing the viewer labels that define the data represented. Go here to access more information about chart titles
  5. 5. Legends Legends are boxes that identify the patterns or colors that are assigned to the data series or categories in a chart. To read more about how-to insert legends, go HERE
  6. 6. Other Elements More elements, such as data labels and trendlines, can be added by going to the Chart Tools Layout tab
  7. 7. Moving a Chart
  8. 8. Moving a Chart Bydefault, a chart is created on the worksheet that is active You can choose to move a chart to another worksheet or workbook.
  9. 9. Moving a Chart1. Go to your Chart Tools Design tab and click the Move Chart button2. Select either New Sheet to move the chart to its own worksheet in the workbook, or3. Select Object in to move the chart to another worksheet
  10. 10. Changing Chart Types You can elect to switch between different chart types as needed. Go HERE for more information on how-to switch
  11. 11. Practice Activity Open your workbook from the first presentation Practice adding, removing and modifying titles, legends and other elements on the chart Practice moving the chart to different locations Practice changing chart types

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