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Overview

4.0 Credits

Excel provides a variety of tools you can use to create, format and enhance charts—contextual Ribbon tab buttons, menus and galleries, shortcut menus, keyboard shortcuts, task panes, and more. This course allows you to explore using these tools to create and format common chart types. It is ideal for users familiar with Excel 2013 or those who have completed the basic Excel 2013 course. This course emphasizes using traditional keyboard and mouse actions to perform tasks, with some relevant tips for working with a Windows 8 touch-screen device also provided.

Objectives

  • Create, preview, and print commonly used charts
  • Format charts using the Chart Elements and Chart Styles buttons
  • Apply chart quick layouts and quick styles
  • Modify a chart's underlying data using multiple methods
  • Reposition and resize an embedded chart
  • Move an embedded chart to its own chart sheet
  • Select and format individual chart elements

Major Topics

  • Identify chart elements
  • Select an embedded Pie chart using Recommended Charts; select formatting options for the chart
  • Select a Clustered Column chart using the Quick Analysis feature; select formatting options for the chart
  • Recognize how to preview and print charts
  • Select methods to change the chart type and subtype
  • Identify how to apply a predefined chart layout and chart style
  • Recognize ways to add, select, and format individual chart elements
  • Select methods to add and remove data and change data orientation
  • Select Line with Markers, Stacked Area, exploded 3-D Pie, Pie of Pie, and Clustered Column-Line on Secondary Axis, Treemap, Sunburst, and Waterfall charts; identify ways to format the charts
  • Recognize a Sparklines chart; identify formatting options for the chart
  • Identify ways to insert and format a picture and draw and format a shape on a chart

Designed For

Users experienced with using Excel 2013 in the Windows 8 operating system environment, or experienced Excel users switching from earlier versions of Excel.

Prerequisite

"Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Getting Started" (GSWE) or equivalent experience working with Excel 2013 in the Windows 8 operating system environment
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