Chart Design1:13 with Michael Watson
Overview of the pre-packaged chart design formatting tools in Excel.
Excel has a feature which lets you quickly change the design of your chart 0:00 based on some preset packages they have built. 0:04 So, if we click this chart, and go to Design, right here, 0:08 there's this section that has a bunch of different prebuilt designs. 0:14 So, if I go here, and I'm not clicking on these, I'm just scrolling over them, 0:21 you can see there is a total different styles that are prebuilt. 0:26 Some have gradients, some have different coloring, 0:29 very different coloring, here you can see the background has this line on it. 0:36 What design you chose will often depend on your organization or 0:41 your own personal tastes. 0:45 For example, I like to keep the colors relatively simple and 0:48 avoid using any of the 3D or shadow glow features that are available in Excel. 0:52 As you play around with charts and visualization more and more, you'll 0:57 probably create your own personal style, and develop your own personal preferences. 1:02 But make sure that you're always thinking about the people that you're working with, 1:06 and the audience you're telling your story to. 1:10
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