Charts I: How to create a chart in Excel 2007

Excel chart

Charts make data visual. Instead of having to analyze columns of worksheet numbers, you can see at a glance what the data means.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • Two practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Excel 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a chart using the new Excel 2007 commands.

  • Make changes to a chart after you create it.

  • Understand basic chart terminology.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. Create a basic chart

  2. Create your chart

  3. How worksheet data appears in the chart

  4. Chart Tools, now you see them, now you don't

  5. Change the chart view

  6. Add chart titles

  7. Practice

  1. Customize your chart

  2. Change the look of your chart

  3. Format titles

  4. Format individual columns

  5. Add your chart to a PowerPoint presentation

  6. Practice

  7. Quick reference card

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