Sometimes you need to add a horizontal line to your chart. E.g., this will be useful to show data with some
goal line or limits:
A flow chart usually shows steps in a task, process, or workflow. There are many different SmartArt templates
predefined in Excel that you can use to illustrate the process, including some complex templates with
A flowchart or flow chart usually shows steps of the task, process, or workflow. There are many different
SmartArt templates predefined in MS Excel that you can use to illustrate the process, including visually
appealing templates with pictures.
However, if you want to use different shapes and a complex topology, it is better to create your own
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.
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.
There are several useful features in Excel that can help to create your charts, which automatically change
visual appearance depending on data.