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Chapter 22. Formatting Charts > An Overview of Formatting Charts

An Overview of Formatting Charts

Formatting charts is as important as the data behind the chart. What you display says a lot about your skills and your ability to translate information to others. All too often, people clutter charts and the message gets lost in all the data. Because Excel offers such a wide variety of options, people want to use them all in graphic presentations. Remember, the less you try to cram onto the chart, the more easily understood your chart will be.

It's important to understand the characteristics and functions of the chart elements, as well as how to minimize or maximize their visual presence on a chart. Because you can format each chart element, you can fade in and fade out elements. Fading in means darkening and fading out means lightening the element. An element is anything that can be selected on the chart with your mouse. Fading just adds or reduces emphasis on a chart element, and because all chart elements can be selected individually, you can create or take away emphasis on any element.


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