Gridlines help you align shapes and create consistent dimensions for each object. In Excel, gridlines are
simulated by column borders, and changing column widths and heights essentially controls your gridlines.
By default, gridlines are displayed in worksheets, but you can hide the gridlines.
Simple line and bar charts often attract little or no interest in the audience. Still, Excel allows you to
attract attention to your data by emphasizing change direction, difference, or period.
Very few Excel users pay 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.
If you have a lot of data, manual editing and formatting of cells isn't an option anymore. However, Excel
provides you many group operations that make those manipulations quick and easy.
Using simple tricks, you can convert your Excel spreadsheet from a table with rows and columns to an
interactive application that will help you to represent the data more appealingly and conveniently.
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.
Several different Excel features can make your presentation less boring:
The default installation of Excel has reasonable presets for chart types and colors, but you can change those
defaults according to your own preferences.