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Excel Charts [Paperback]

John Walkenbach
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Nov. 29 2002
* One of the world's best-known Excel experts shows how to master the charting features in Excel 2000 and 2002 to create compelling graphic representations of data
* Covers basic and advanced features, focusing on the new charting featuresprovided in version 2002
* Explains how to select charts for different categories of data, modify data in a chart, deal with missing data, format charts, customize shapes, and give charts a professional look

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"...a unique, accessible book that conveys a lot of powerful thoughts which can be turned into a great success through careful application..." (M2 Best Books, 26 February 2003)

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Everything you need to know about
* Creating and formatting high-impact charts for business, science, and education
* Selecting the correct chart for your data
* Customizing your charts with pictures, graphics, and shapes
* Understanding the tricks of the trade that enable you to create "impossible" charts
* Creating easy-to-use interactive charts
* Using VBA to create and modify charts

"Mr. Spreadsheet" Presents the Only Definitive Guide to Excel Charts

If you thought you knew all that Excel can do, think again! In this comprehensive volume, "Mr. Spreadsheet" John Walkenbach begins by explaining Excel's built-in charting basics and goes on to help you master trendlines, AutoShapes, pivot charts, and dozens of other capabilities in both Excel 2000 and 2002. Using his expert techniques as well as his exclusive Power Utility Pak and JWalk Chart Tools, included on the bonus CD-ROM, you'll produce polished, professional charts that demand attention. While Excel books abound, this is the only one devoted solely to the benefits and features of Excel's charting capacity.

"I was astonished by how much I learned from this book - it's a must-read for anyone who wants to explore the full range of Excel charts"
-Jon M. Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP

CD-ROM Includes
* Code, scripts, examples, and all sample charts from the book
* JWalk Chart Tools, an add-in created by the author that comprises six useful chart-related utilities
* Trial version of the author's award-winning Power Utility Pak 5

System Requirements: PC running Windows 98 or later. Microsoft Excel. See the "What's on the CD" Appendix for details and complete system requirements.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Errors, errors May 19 2003
By johare
Format:Paperback
This book allots much space to stuff you find everywhere - what is a pivot table, for example - and on matters of conjecture and taste -does a pie chart "accurately" portray the data, for example. This space could be put to better use.
The section most interesting to me is Chapter 7 (30 pages) - Creating Interactive Charts. Unfortunately, there are errors. Some are only annoying, for example, on p. 213 telling us to enter Sheet1!Dates when the correct entry is =Sheet1!Date (plural is a typo, and no equals sign means no success). Simple errors, but I didn't like trial and error to discover the correct entry.
Other errors are tougher to fix, as on p. 228 where we are told to enter =N(OFFSET(Dates,(ROW(OFFSET($A$1 ... etc)) (I haven't filled in all the line). This procedure doesn't work at all, and an explanation of how it is supposed to work is "beyond the scope of the book". In trying to fix it, I found my own interactive graph that plots every N'th point and automatically adjusts to fit the selected data. Is a thank you in order?
Bottom Line: This book is padded and contains errors that consume much time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another winner from Walkenbach May 31 2003
Format:Paperback
I've gotten so much out of all of John's books I bought this one no questions asked. I've done a lot of custom charts via VBA and this book is a great help in quickly designing useful and complex charts w/o a lot of effort (just look up how John did it).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dec 18 2002
Format:Paperback
If your objective is to master the Charting feature of Excel, I bet that this book will exceed your expectations. Although most the material is advanced every user could benefit (The first Chapter offers a nice introduction to Excel Charts for novices).
Knowledge of formulas and named formulas is necessary for certain examples in the second part of the book. You will be amazed of how many ways there are to customize and improve your charts, you will do things that you never thought possible in Excel. Excel's help file and other books in Excel will never give you the tricks and the work-arounds that you will learn from Walkenbach's book. Some of the most interesting Chart Techniques are :
How to create combination Charts, how to Add a secondary axis,
How to put several Charts on the same Chart Sheet. Scrolling
charts, Self Expanding Charts. Adding Checkboxes to charts. Box
plot and How to plot Mathematical Functions in Excel.
I am sure that you will find many many more useful techniques.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dec 17 2002
By Antonios Giannakas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If your objective is to master the Charting feature of Excel, I bet that this book will exceed your expectations. Although most the material is advanced every user could benefit (The first Chapter offers a nice introduction to Excel Charts for novices).
Knowledge of formulas and named formulas is necessary for certain examples in the second part of the book. You will be amazed of how many ways there are to customize and improve your charts, you will do things that you never thought possible in Excel. Excel's help file and other books in Excel will never give you the tricks and the work-arounds that you will learn from Walkenbach's book. Some of the most interesting Chart Techniques are :
How to create combination Charts, how to Add a secondary axis,
How to put several Charts on the same Chart Sheet. Scrolling
charts, Self Expanding Charts. Adding Checkboxes to charts. Box
plot and How to plot Mathematical Functions in Excel.
I am sure that you will find many many more useful techniques.
72 of 82 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Errors, errors May 19 2003
By johare - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book allots much space to stuff you find everywhere - what is a pivot table, for example - and on matters of conjecture and taste -does a pie chart "accurately" portray the data, for example. This space could be put to better use.

The section most interesting to me is Chapter 7 (30 pages) - Creating Interactive Charts. Unfortunately, there are errors. Some are only annoying, for example, on p. 213 telling us to enter Sheet1!Dates when the correct entry is =Sheet1!Date (plural is a typo, and no equals sign means no success). Simple errors, but I didn't like trial and error to discover the correct entry.

Other errors are tougher to fix, as on p. 228 where we are told to enter =N(OFFSET(Dates,(ROW(OFFSET($A$1 ... etc)) (I haven't filled in all the line). This procedure doesn't work at all, and an explanation of how it is supposed to work is "beyond the scope of the book". In trying to fix it, I found my own interactive graph that plots every N'th point and automatically adjusts to fit the selected data. Is a thank you in order?

What can you do? Walkenbach explains (p. 327) that changes to a pivot table chart that cause updating mean that all formatting is reverted to default. He also explains that pivot-table xy-charts are not possible, and that efforts to get around this basically are trouble. This may be the most useful part of this book: it tells you what can't be done.

Bottom Line: This book is padded and contains errors that consume much time.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stuff I Never Knew Oct. 23 2007
By C. Elser - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've been using Excel to create charts for 20 years and thought I knew a lot about creating and modifying charts. I'm only on Chapter 4 and I've already learned a handful of very helpful hints and tips -- and this is just the chapters that cover the basics. I was planning to skip those chapters because I thought they wouldn't cover anything new. Instead I'm glad I didn't as there are a number of shortcuts I would have never known about. There are great examples and the CD lets you try out the options as they are discussed in the book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference on how to use Excel to make really useful charts July 29 2005
By S. Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I must often prepare simple visuals from complex data, aiming to communicate the message in the data at a glance from the audience. This book is an excellent reference for how to easily set up Excel charts to do just that. Chapter 8: Charting Techniques and Tricks is especially valuable and I refer to it all the time. I recommend this as a desktop reference for anyone who creates charts in Excel.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong book Feb. 24 2012
By James Claiborn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I searched under Excel 2007 graphs and found this book listed. Stupidly I thought it was somehow related to Excel 2007 and went ahead and ordered it. I returned it the next day since it is actually about earlier versions of Excel and since the program changed dramatically with the 2007 revision the book is of no value unless you are using an older version of Excel.Excel Charts
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