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5 Excel features to create data-dependent visualizations

There are several useful features in Excel that can help to create your charts, which automatically change visual appearance depending on data.

The best way to organize your workbook using hyperlinks

For some workbooks with a large number of sheets or highlighting some important data, it is necessary to create hyperlinks to another cell in the same spreadsheet or workbook.

Copy and paste only nonblank cells

Unfortunately, when you try to paste a series of cells with blank cells, the Paste special with Skip blanks option doesn't seem to work.

Unmerging all merged cells

Here's a quick way to unmerge all merged cells in a worksheet:

Quick way to select all cells

This tip will help you select all cells in the worksheet in one click.

How to change default chart

When Excel is installed, the default chart is a 2-D Column chart, but you can easily change the default chart type.

How to hide points on the chart axis

Excel proposes very useful formatting for numeric data that can be applied for cells and some chart elements. For example, the standard formatting can be used when you need or want to omit some points of the chart axis, e.g., the zero point. Below you will find how to hide specific points on the chart axis using standard formatting and using a custom label format:

Conditional formatting for chart axes

One of the useful tricks to attain the attention of the audience and improve the effect of presenting your data is to use axis label formatting customized for the specific value ranges:

How to add deviations into your chart

Sometimes you can give your charts a more impressive view by showing deviations of some real process from its expected flow.

Using shortcut keys to create a chart

Excel proposes an easy and very fast way to create a chart by using shortcut keys.