Creating Effective Charts
This course covers Excel 2010 through 2016. In many cases, all the steps are the same however dialog boxes may differ or in some cases menu choices differ so in some places you will see steps for specific versions of Excel. A couple of chart types available only in Excel 2016 are discussed.

NOTE - This course utilizes several downloadable files. The ZIP file can be accessed in the first page of the course content.

Course Publication Date: April 24, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active self study membership or can be purchased for $30.00!

Author:Mill Creek Publishing
Recommended CPE:3.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Overview
Prerequisites:A basic understanding of Excel and file management
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Computer Software and Applications
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Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate between the different chart types and recognize their components so that they can select the appropriate chart type to use for a particular presentation.
  • Recognize the different steps involved in creating charts.
  • Recognize how to edit existing charts by resizing, changing chart type, moving chart elements and adding/ deleting data series by using contextual tabs menus and short cut keys.
  • Recognize how to apply formatting techniques, such as colors and inserting objects such as graphics, to a chart.
  • Recognize the default chart type.
  • Recognize the steps required to create custom chart types and how to save them as templates to improve efficiency.
  • Differentiate between the different methodologies of linking Excel data and using static Excel data into PowerPoint presentations.
  • Recognize how fonts, colors, graphics, documentation and printing can impact the professionalism of a PowerPoint presentation.

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