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Excel 2007 Charts

ISBN: 978-1-118-05084-2
576 pages
June 2011
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Excel, the top number-crunching tool, now offers a vastly improved charting function to help you give those numbers dimension and relativity. John Walkenbach, a.k.a. Mr. Spreadsheet, clearly explains all these charting features and shows you how to choose the right chart for your needs. You’ll learn to modify data within the chart, deal with missing data, format your chart, use trend lines, construct “impossible” charts, create charts from pivot tables, dress them up with graphics, and more.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Chart Basics.

Chapter 1: Introducing Excel Charts.

Chapter 2: Understanding Chart Types.

Chapter 3: Working with Chart Series.

Chapter 4: Formatting and Customizing Charts.

Chapter 5: Working with Trendlines and Error Bars.

Chapter 6: Working with Shapes and Other Graphics.

Part II: Mastering Charts.

Chapter 7: Creating Interactive Charts.

Chapter 8: Charting Techniques and Tricks.

Chapter 9: In-Cell Charting Techniques.

Chapter 10: Mathematical and Statistical Charting Techniques.

Chapter 11: Using Pivot Charts.

Chapter 12: Avoiding Common Chart-Making Mistakes.

Chapter 13: Just for Fun.

Part III: Mastering Charts.

Chapter 14: VBA Overview and Basic Examples.

Chapter 15: Advanced VBA Examples.

Chapter 16: Working with Colors.

Part IV: Appendixes.

Appendix A: What’s on the CD-ROM?

Appendix B: Other Charting Resources.


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Author Information

John Walkenbach, a.k.a. Mr. Spreadsheet, is arguably the foremost authority on Excel. His forty-plus books include Excel 2007 Power Programming with VBA, Excel 2007 Formulas, and the bestselling Excel 2007 Bible, all published by Wiley. He has also written hundreds of articles and created the award-winning Power Utility Pak. Visit John's popular Spreadsheet Page at www.j-walk.com/ss.
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New to This Edition

  • Covers customized and user-defined charts with information on creation, storage, and presentation of the charts.
  • Provides information on utilizing trend lines, and creating charts from pivot tables.
  • Provides students with the basics of creating and modifying charts with VBA.
  • Covers using the AutoShapes feature, importing pictures and graphics, and creating unique charts by embedding graphics in the chart.
  • Pays particular attention to the new Excel charting features provided in version 2007.
  • The CD includes over 200 example charts and graphs from the book.
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