Charts and Visualisations in Excel

by Paula Guilfoyle

Excel provides a host of charts and visualisations to tell stories data. Explore the basics of creating charts in Excel and what makes a good chart. And discover how to use a range of less common Excel charts for maximising the effectiveness of your data visualisations.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Tell a compelling story with your data by inserting, amending and formatting charts in Excel
  • Use a wide range of charts including some less well known ones like bubble charts, box and whisker charts, waterfall charts, heat maps and stock charts
  • Know the difference between good and bad charts and apply best practice to creating data visualisations
  • Understand the different Excel formatting options and create an effective common chart for your data

About the course

We all know how to use simple column and bar charts in Excel, but do you know how, when and why to use less common charts such as the bubble chart or a heat map? In recent years Microsoft has created a much broader range of charts and visualisations for you to choose from. These new options, along with the classic suite, allow you to tell the story of your data.

This course will enable you to make the most of the tools at your disposal, understanding what makes a good or bad chart and how to create effective data visualisations. From the basics of how to add and amend charts and apply templates to them, through commonly used charts and formatting options, to some of the less common charts that will really mark you out as an expert.

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Contents

  • Charting basics
    • Quick charts and chart sheets
    • Quick Analysis handle and Recommended Charts
    • Using Ideas
    • Charting ribbons
    • Chart Elements and chart formatting
    • Working with Chart Elements
    • Creating custom chart templates
  • Data visualisation
    • What is data visualisation?
    • The principles
    • Choosing the right visualisation
  • Common charts
    • Working with line charts and trendlines
    • Working with bar and column charts
    • Histograms and Pareto charts
    • Working with histograms and Pareto charts
    • Tips for creating area charts
    • Working with area charts
    • Working with pie charts and doughnut charts
    • Scatter charts and correlation
    • Working with scatter charts
    • Working with funnel charts
  • Less common charts
    • How to create a bubble chart
    • Reading box and whisker charts
    • Creating a box and whisker chart
    • Waterfall charts and Excel limitations
    • Profit and loss waterfall chart
    • Heat maps and surface area charts
    • Stock charts
    • Combo charts

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Author

Paula Guilfoyle

Paula practiced in Industry for over 15 years, working with both small and large private companies, before moving on to teach Excel and Power BI to accountants and professionals.

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