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XL Charts

Excel lets you turn your data into a variety of charts. To create one, highlight the data and select a chart style from Insert/Chart. Old versions of Excel display a chart wizard that you follow step by step.

Highlight and Select
This chart was created by highlighting the five rows of data and selecting the 2D column chart, a very simple chart style that is commonly used.

Change the Chart
All cosmetic changes to the chart are made by right clicking the chart and selecting Format Chart Area or Select Data. As in the example above, selecting Switch Row/Column in the Select Data dialog changes the chart's orientation. To change the chart to a different type altogether, right click the chart and select Change Chart Type.

Move and Resize Chart
To move a chart around the worksheet, click and drag to the new location. When the corners are dragged, the chart resizes proportionately.

Deleting a Chart
To delete a chart, right click the chart and select Cut, or click the chart and press the Delete key.

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Before/After Your Search Term
XICSXL Cut, Copy and Paste
XIEXL Delete data in cells
XIPXL Delete row/column
XJACKXL Edit a formula
XLXL Enter date/time
XL abc'sXL Erase data in cells
XL Adding shapesXL Insert row/column
XL Adding worksheetsXL Loan payments
XL Averaging numbersXL Rename worksheets
XL Change row and column dimensionsXL Sort lists

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