Excel Functions

Excel Basics

16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel

8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart

Let us take-a-look at how you can manipulate the data-source of your charts you may recall when I first created this chart that is open in front of us right now. I started out by selecting my data I selected from A3 down to D8 and I then I went to insert, and I inserted a clustered column chart. Now there may come a time when you decide that you know what I do not want all three months or maybe I want to add the totals into my chart as well. We need to change the source, Microsoft has made this super simple. Very little steps in order for us to manipulate the chart, You do not have to delete the chart to recreate it. Make one little change and you update the data source.

So, right-now my chart is three months. But you know what I like the three months and I have got to broken up by the Bills, but I do not need March yet, All I need is January and February.

I am going to go back up to the date up above actually before that I am going to make sure my chart is selected, just clicking someplace empty on the chart it is selected. Now I am going to go up to the data. This is pretty slick. You will find some color coded areas within your data-source, You will see this little orange area that certainly my bills this little purple area grabbed my months And blue area that is grabbing the data source itself all the numeric values.

Now what I am going to do is grab the lower right corner and you get to that it is going to move out of the way Actually it is move that is just covering it up a little bit. So, I grab my chart again got back up there grabbed that lower right corner and I am just going to pull it in Just left click and drag.

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I have now limited in March and I have just got January and February data.

Simple little change. And look what that did for my values it is much cleaner because I do not have that much of a scale anymore in there.

Simple change Select the chart pop back up and just manipulate the data source of your chart.

Try it out. Select your charts. Hop back kept your data-source, find those color-coded areas and just click and drag to rearrange the data source within your chart. Cannot be any simpler than that.