Microsoft Excel

2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 16.2 Excel 2019

8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart

The next thing I will take-a-look at here dealing with charts is doing a little bit of formatting. I want to change colors the default colors that you get on the chart. They are great but they are just the default colors. So, I want to add a little bit of spice to this chart. Really start to draw attention maybe rather than this big orange bar. I want a nice big red bar this gray kind of music Gray. Let us turn that green let us change some formatting options.

Formatting an Excel Chart 1

So just like everything else that you do with the chart. The first thing you need to do is select the chart so select the chart up above. I get my Design and Format tab. Now I pointed out earlier that on the Design tab you do get some charts styles, and these are just some canned formatting. If I just hover my mouse over the top of them you will see what it does to my chart there in the background, There is some pretty neat ones like this Dark-man kind of close kind of a neon bar.  These are just cannot out of the box you are in a pinch. You got styles that you can pick from.

I will go over to the Format tab on the Format tab you have got all your formatting options. We are talking about formatting shapes earlier. A lot of this stuff is the same options.

I want to change the big orange one I want to make it some form of red sauce like the big orange one.

But orange bar here and notice that not only did the one data point in the series get selected but all of them.

So, if that is selected, I will go up to Format tab, I am going to go in the shape styles and I am going to change, Let us go for this kind of darker red color.

Formatting an Excel Chart 2

You can use or you can go to your Format tab and to your heart’s content you can format this thing any way that you want.

Try it out format your chart. Again, do not get too wacky with it. You want to start distracting from a simple little message but any way to enhance the message. Format it, get the audience get their attention. Format it in such a way that will make it more exciting and more presentable. Try it out.