Charts and Graphs: Microsoft Excel 2010

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Using Excel 2010, it's possible to create breathtaking charts, graphs, and other data visualizations - and communicate even the most complex data more effectively than ever before. In Charts and Graphs, one of the world's leading Excel experts show exactly how to make the most of Excel 2010's unprecedented visual features. Bill Jelen ("MrExcel") explains exactly when and how to use each type of Excel chart, then walks through creating superb visuals and customizing them with themes, colors, and effects. Jelen shows how to craft charts that illuminate trends, differences, and relationships; how to create stock analysis charts; how to use Excel's flexible PivotCharts; and even how to present data on maps with Microsoft MapPoint. You will discover how to make the most of Excel 2010's new Sparklines and other in-cell visualizations; how to incorporate additional images and shapes with SmartArt; how to export charts for use outside of Excel; and how to generate dynamic, customized charts automatically with Excel VBA. There's even a full chapter on assessing the truth of charts created in Excel - and recognizing when someone's trying to lie to you! This book is part of the new MrExcel Library series.

  • Everything Excel users need to know to communicate visually - from trend analysis to stock charting, geographical mapping to Excel 2010's new In-Cell Data Bars and Sparklines
  • From basic through leading-edge techniques - including the automatic generation of custom charts with VBA
  • Part of the brand-new MrExcel Library series, edited by Excel legend Bill Jelen
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    About MrExcel Library

    Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will

    Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

    This book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Excel, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. See inside for details.

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    Que Publishing
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    Sep 29, 2010
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    496
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    9780789744180
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    English
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    Computers / Desktop Applications / Spreadsheets
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    Create more powerful formulas Use conditional formatting to instantly reveal anomalies, problems, or opportunities Analyze your data with standard tables and PivotTables Use complex criteria to filter data in lists Understand correlations between data Perform sophisticated what-if analyses Use regression to track trends and make forecasts Build loan, investment, and discount formulas Troubleshoot problems with formulas, ranges, and functions

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    About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks
    and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these
    books will:

    • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more

    • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems

    • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have

    • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

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    This book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Excel, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. See inside for details.

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