Microsoft® Excel Charts

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Microsoft® Excel Charts will demonstrate to the Excel user how to create effective charts off of spreadsheet data. A discussion of chart basics will be featured along with the creation of column charts, pie charts, three-dimensional charts, and a variety of chart formatting techniques. The user will also be exposed to more advanced charting such as secondary axis charts, combination charts, the Pie of Pie chart, and adding a trendline.

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Objective: Upon completion of this course the user will be able to use charts and charting techniques to visually display their data graphically.

  • Chart basics
    1. Common do’s and don’ts
    2. Exploring the data source
    3. Switching row and column data
  • Column charts
    1. Two-dimensional charts
    2. Three-dimensional charts
  • Chart Formatting
    1. Color fills and lines
    2. Axis editing
    3. Data points and labeling
  • Pie charts
    1. Adding data labels
    2. Rotating 3D charts
    3. Exploding slices
  • Advanced Charts
    1. Secondary Axis
    2. Combination charts
    3. Pie of Pie charts
  • Adding a Trendline

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Course Information
  • Course Level:Basic
  • Prerequisite:None
  • Credit:2 CPE Hours
  • Fee:$99
  • Delivery:Group Internet Based
  • Recommend Field of StudyComputer Software and Applications
  • Program Knowledge LevelIntroductory
  • Advanced PreparationDownload and install class files a minimum of 3 working days prior to class.
  • Refund PolicyRequests for cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by Knowledge Source Inc. five (5) days prior to the date of the event to receive a full refund (less a 10% processing fee). Refunds are not given for no-shows. Special circumstances and cancellation requests may be emailed to or by calling 919-878-7100. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after the course.

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