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Mastering Excel® Charts and Graphical Features

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Quickly Craft Effective Presentations and Reports from Your Spreadsheets

This interactive, 90-minute webinar explores the visual and graphical Excel features you can use to add functionality and pizzazz to your worksheets and charts. 

You’ll gain quick methods for creating charts, how (and why) to use different chart types and how to alter the look of a chart with layout, color, and content changes.

One often overlooked benefit of this course: depicting your data in a chart may reveal a trend that was not so obvious in the numerical data, which often can be dry and boring.

That elusive meaning, buried in the obscurity of a sea of numbers suddenly springs to life in a chart—you get the "big picture" at a glance; and Excel gives you a ton of formatting tools to add power and flair to enliven all of your presentations and reports.

For example, you’ll hear how to quickly add gridlines, change background colors, adjust scaling, insert titles, re-configure 3-D charts, and add trendlines.

In a nutshell, you’ll get simple and powerful tips for making your data more readable and understandable. In addition to a myriad of Charting tips, you’ll also learn how to use:

  • Themes (for consistent colors and fonts)
  • Tables (to organize lists and set up dynamic charts)
  • Conditional Formatting (to accentuate your data with color bars and icons)
  • Form Controls (including Check Boxes, Spin Buttons, and Scroll Bars) to enter data without typing

We're sorry but this webinar is no longer available as an open enrollment webinar, but it can be delivered at your site. Please consider these alternative solutions to your development needs:

What You Will Learn

You’ll learn the best and fastest ways to prepare data for presentations and create and modify them with a minimum of effort, including: 
  • Create charts instantly—either on the same worksheet as the data, or on a separate sheet
  • Change the chart type—Column, Bar, Line, Pie, etc; select the best chart for the occasion
  • Set up charts based on noncontiguous data or based on data from different worksheets
  • Move, Copy, Resize, or Delete charts on a worksheet 
  • Reformat legends, gridlines, axes, backgrounds
  • Add labels, error bars, and trendlines to charts
  • Use special features for 3-D charts
  • Create Combination charts—use lines and column together on the same chart
  • Set up dynamic charts (those that grow daily, weekly, or monthly) with Excel’s new Table feature
  • Annotate charts—adding lines, arrows, boxes, special comments and titles
  • Adjust Themes to quickly apply multiple formatting features
  • Use Conditional Formatting to add color data bars and icons based on values
  • Use Form controls to simplify data entry/editing with visual tools like spinner arrows and scroll bars

Please note: The presenter will be demonstrating these methods and techniques using Excel 2007.

How You Will Benefit

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply formatting techniques and presentation styles to Excel spreadsheets
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of using graphics and charts to enhance ideas and information in Excel worksheets

How Do AMA Webinars Work?

AMA Webinars provide you with a cost-effective and convenient way to boost your know-how. You can participate in the comfort of your office without the need for travel costs and time.

Because the webinar is live, you can ask our expert questions via online chat during the program. In addition, we will be sending you pre-work approximately one week before the program date via email. Please register early to get these materials which will help guide your learning process!

Plus, you’ll have free access to an on-demand archive of the program for a minimum of one year so that you can refer to it again and again to refresh your memory.

Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a one-to-one learning experience for an individual and are not designed to be viewed in a group setting. Program access is available only via the MYAMA account of the registered attendee.

This program does not qualify for CEU credits.

*Microsoft, and Excel are registered trademarks of Microsoft.

About the Presenters

Dennis Taylor is an author and highly respected computer trainer and facilitator, specializing in Excel. His focus is on those spreadsheet and database techniques that improve business efficiency and productivity. He has taught over 250 Excel seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada, thousands of classes, and over 100 webinars. He has recorded over 50 different Excel training courses. Taylor is the author of Teach Yourself Microsoft Excel 2000 and coauthor of six books on using spreadsheet software.

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Technical Requirements

http://event.on24.com/view/help/ehelp.htmlTo fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

  • Windows 7+ (Microsoft Edge, Latest Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.9+ (*Latest Firefox, Safari, or Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)
  • Android 4.x (Chrome Browser Only)
  • Apple iOs (*Latest version, Safari Browser Only)

* Official support for the "latest" version of a newly released browser, among those noted above, will be added within 8 weeks of public release. Until then, the previous version will continue to be supported instead.

If you are using an unsupported version of a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system, you may experience difficulty in viewing and/or listening to the event.

Test Your Computer

The audio portion of this AMA web event will be delivered directly through your computer’s speakers or attached headphones. To fully participate in this electronic, interactive, live session, please test your system and review the requirements (or ask your IT department) before the program begins:


Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • In order to access the event, your computer must have cookies and JavaScript enabled. If your operating system currently does not have cookies or JavaScript enabled, contact your network administrator.
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program.

Still need Help? Additional technical information can be found here. You can also view these tips in Spanish and French.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!