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Excel tips: charts

These videos come from our Excel video training.
Tip: Use a throwaway chart to sanity check data
In most cases, you'll want to take time to build clean, uncluttered charts that are easy to read. However, a quick, messy chart is a great way to "sanity check" unfamiliar...
Run time: 2:51
Tip: How to use data labels in a chart
Excel charts have a flexible system to display values called "data labels". Data labels are a classic example a "simple" Excel feature with a huge range of options just...
Run time: 2:42
Tip: Dynamic min and max with data labels
The data labels in Excel charts are flexible and powerful. While you can easily use them to display values from source data, you can also display values from other cells. The video below...
Run time: 3:14
Tip: How to build a column chart
The video below shows how to make a basic column chart in Excel, and how you can use custom number formats with data labels to quickly streamline a chart. If you're not sure which...
Run time: 3:21
Tip: How to chart generations with floating bars
In this video, we show how to plot American generations in a floating horizontal bar chart. This seems like a simple problem, but it requires a formula, clever formatting, and a special...
Run time: 3:37
Tip: How to build a simple dynamic chart
In this video, we look at how to build a chart that automatically includes new data, and dynamically highlights the top and bottom values. This is an easy way to create an interactive chart...
Run time: 3:56
Tip: How to plot survey data in a bar chart
In this video, we demo how to plot results from a survey question in an Excel bar chart. Along the way, we use the COUNTIF function to build a summary table, and show a simple technique for...
Run time: 3:42