Simple line and bar charts often attract little or no interest of the audience, but Excel allows you to
attract an attention to your data by emphasizing change direction, difference or period.
Very few Excel users pay an attention to the chart axes, but there are some tricks with axes that will help
you to improve your visualizations with little or no efforts.
To make your data more information you can combine different chars in many ways.
Gantt charts illustrate project schedules and, thus, often used by project managers. Project management
tools like Microsoft Project are better suited for Gantt charts, but it is easy to create a Gantt chart in
Excel following the simple steps.
Default installation of Excel have reasonable presets for chart types and colors, but you can change those
defaults according your own preferences.
There are several different Excel features that can make your presentation less boring:
There are several useful features in Excel that can help to create your charts, which automatically change
visual appearance depending on data.
There are several different charts in Excel that can help you to create a perfect progress illustration.
In this tip we will show how to different charts could be combined in the one chart. In example we will
combine a Bubble chart with an Area chart:
If you have a line chart with two different data series, you might want to compare those series at each
point along the horizontal axis. There are two different options for this, available in two locations along
the Layout tab of the ribbon.