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Part 2: Reinforcing Your Message with Ta... > Showcasing Data with Charts, Graphs,...

Chapter 14. Showcasing Data with Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams

The Smart Use of Charts and Graphs432
Introducing Microsoft Graph433
Creating a Basic Chart433
Creating the Right Chart for the Job436
Working with the Datasheet440
Editing and Enhancing Chart Information442
Formatting Charts446
Adding Error Bars and Trendlines449
Creating an Organization Chart451
Designing Conceptual Diagrams456


A chart can give you an image and an understanding of your data in a way that words alone can’t. With a single picture, you can show how sales in all four regions compare—you know at a glance who comes out the winner. You can capture and portray important buying trends among your customers; you can give upper management a picture of staff productivity; you can give an instant picture of the healthy progress your business is making in new venues. If your business is considering reorganization, a diagram can help the group understand the new chain of command and settle into their new roles more easily. In all cases, seeing a chart or diagram helps communicate relationships quickly—much faster than reading about upcoming changes and forming the new image in your mind.


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