Visualizing Excel Data with SmartArt and Charts

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    Speaker: Cathy Horwitz


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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50720
    Level: Intermediate

OVERVIEW

Use a SmartArt graphic if you want to do any of the following:

  • Create an organization chart or Excel sparkline charts
  • Show hierarchy, such as a decision tree
  • Illustrate steps or stages in a process or workflow
  • Show the flow of a process, procedure, or other event
  • List information

Use a chart if you want to do any of the following:

  • Create a bar chart or column chart
  • Create a line or XY scatter (data point) chart
  • Create a stock chart, used to graph various stock prices
  • Create a surface, donut, bubble, or radar chart
  • Create a combination chart, such as a bar and line chart

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

They say that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. Using SmartArt and Charts to visually display complex Excel data helps in communicating the data’s message much more effectively to your target audience.

SmartArt graphics and Charts can be created not just in Excel, but also in PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. This makes learning these tools extremely useful.

In addition, you’ll get tips and tricks along the way to help you save time and make your job of data visualization with advanced Excel easier and more efficient.

AREAS COVERED

This Excel data visualization training discusses the following areas:

Creating SmartArt Diagrams

  • Inserting diagrams
  • Modifying illustrations
  • Formatting shapes and SmartArt 
  • Convert bulleted text into SmartArt

Creating Charts

  • Types of charts
  • Creating a chart
  • Parts of a chart 
  • Changing the chart type
  • Switching data
  • Changing the chart style
  • Moving a chart to a chart sheet
  • Creating a combination chart

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

A Smart Art graphic is a visual representation of information and ideas, and a Chart is a visual illustration of numeric values or data. Basically, SmartArt graphics are designed for text, and charts are designed for numbers. In this advanced Excel training you will learn how to create a SmartArt graphic and charts.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Any professional who uses Excel will benefit from using SmartArt and Charts

SPEAKER

Years of Experience: 44+ years

Areas of Expertise: Microsoft Office

Cathy Horwitz is an independent consultant specializing in Microsoft Office instruction.  She has over 30 years of experience as a Microsoft Office instructor.  Cathy is proficient in all levels of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.  Cathy holds a degree in Psychology and a Master in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Human Resources.

Cathy worked for Zenith Data Systems for 17 years.  She worked for a Zenith distributor when personal computers were first introduced.  Zenith established a computer division and began manufacturing and selling personal computers.  Cathy was involved in software training from the very beginning.  She has been training as an independent consultant since 1993.  

Cathy’s strengths include customizing classes based on the needs of individual students and providing realistic business examples to compliment training.  She is a high energy trainer with a flair for training the adult student.

When not training, Cathy enjoys gardening and refinishing vintage furniture.

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