Basic Excel Chart Skills

  • Matching Excel charts to a PowerPoint color scheme; Issue #434 March 5 2019

    If you create a graph in Excel, how do you get the colors to match the organization’s PowerPoint template? The two most common approaches are: 1) spend time typing in the RGB values for the correct colors into Excel for every graph, or 2) ignore the desire to make the colors match because of the……

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  • Graph using Excel Data Bars; Issue #420 August 7, 2018

    Most business professionals are familiar with creating graphs in Excel using the powerful built-in graph features. Today I want to show another feature of Excel that can be used to create a bar graph quickly in Excel. It has limitations but can be particularly useful when you want to create multiple bar graphs of related……

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