Despite the book being squarely aimed at one particular part of Excel, the book still manages to weigh in at 552 pages - not bad for a single topic within Excel. I would think that the majority of users will need to use some form of charting in their Excel work at some point, so if you need to delve beyond the basic chart wizard, this book gives you everything you need, and more...
It's divided into three parts;
Part I - Chart Basics
This introduces charts, helps you to understand different chart types, series, how to format and customise charts, add trend lines and error bars, and add basic shapes and graphics to your charts to add a little something. Ideal for the beginner, the book even takes you through the chart wizard step by step, and contains an exhaustive description of all basic operations.
Part II - Mastering Charts
Need more than just the basic stuff? This, along with Part III, drew me to the book. This section covers interactive charts, techniques and tricks, pivot charts, exporting charts to other applications, avoiding common mistakes, and some fun chart uses.
Part III - Using VBA with Charts
This part of the book provides a brief overview of VBA, it's programming concepts, and lots of examples of how to work with charts using VBA.
It may not be as useful as one of the 1000+ page behemoths that Walkenbach has released previously, but if you want to know all there is to know about charting under Excel, you'd be hard pressed to find a better source of reference. I always wanted to know lots about charting under Excel, but until this book came along, nothing quite hit the mark.
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