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

8.4. 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.