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Crystal Xcelsius For Dummies

Crystal Xcelsius For Dummies

Michael Alexander

ISBN: 978-1-118-08485-4 April 2011 294 Pages




  • As the fastest growing dashboarding solution on the market, Xcelsius is an intuitive stand-alone Windows application that enables Excel users to transform the contents of an ordinary Excel spreadsheet into an engaging, interactive Flash-based dashboard
  • Offers step-by-step instruction on the wide array of functionality that Xcelsius has to offer so that readers can complete mini-dashboards of increasing complexity with each chapter
  • Addresses how to prepare Excel spreadsheets for use with Xcelsius dashboards and then use basic components of Xcelsius (charts, buttons, labels)
  • Shows ways to add advanced functionality to dashboards (gauges, sliders, maps) and create interactive business calculators with Xcelsius
  • Discusses integrating Xcelsius reports into PowerPoint slides, Web pages, and e-mail

Part I: Say Hello to Crystal Xcelsius.

Chapter 1: Introducing Crystal Xcelsius.

Chapter 2: Taking Crystal Xcelsius for a Spin.

Part II: Getting Started with the Basics.

Chapter 3: Interacting with Single Value Components.

Chapter 4: Calling Attention to Alerts.

Chapter 5: Getting Graphic with Charts.

Chapter 6: May I Please See the Menu?

Part III: Get Fancy with Advanced Components.

Chapter 7: Getting Geo-Graphic with Maps.

Chapter 8: Focusing in on Dynamic Visibility.

Chapter 9: Working with Crystal Xcelsius Professional.

Part IV: Wrapping Things Up.

Chapter 10: Adding Style and Personality to Your Dashboards.

Chapter 11: Taking Your Dashboards to Market.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 12: Designing Effective Excel Models: Ten Best Practices.

Chapter 13: Ten Cool Crystal Xcelsius Tricks.

Chapter 14: Frequently Asked Questions: Two Sets of Ten.

Chapter 15: Ten (or So) Real World Examples.

Appendix: Going Beyond Spreadsheets.


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