Excel: Charts and Graphics

Learning Objectives

  • Understand charting terminology
  • Select appropriate chart types for a specific set of data
  • Create basic chart types, including column, pie, line, XY Scatter, and bar charts
  • Add a trendline and equation to the XY Scatter chart
  • Apply custom formats to charts and chart elements
  • Save and apply a chart template
  • Apply themes to charts
  • Insert Excel charts into a PowerPoint presentation

Prerequisite Skills

  • Comfort using Excel
  • Enter text and numbers into a worksheet
  • Perform calculations with formulas and functions
  • Format cells and worksheets
  • Select ranges of data

For a more in-depth look at the content of Excel: Charts and Graphics, view the title contents below.

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This course is part of an IT Training Certificate Series, which awards a certificate on successful completion of a final online exam. Learn more about the Excel Essentials Certificate Series.