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Excel 2007 Basic Level 4
Beginner Microsoft Excel Tutorial - 64 Minutes

This tutorial picks up where our Excel 2007 Basic 3 class left off. In this tutorial, you will learn:
  - What are Charts & Graphs
  - Insert Column, Pie, Line Charts
  - Multiple Series in Charts
  - Formatting Chart Objects
  - Copy Charts to Microsoft Word
  - Creating a Summary Sheet / Dashboard
  - Working with Data Tables

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Excel 2007 Basic Level 4
Description: Excel 2007 Basic Level 4
Versions: Microsoft Office Excel 2007
Pre-Requisites: Excel 2007 Basic Level 3
Running Time: 64 Minutes
Cost: $12.99

This course is for the novice user who has little or no experience with Microsoft Excel except for my Basic Level 1, 2, and 3 courses. Today's course is mostly about Charts & Graphs.


We'll start by learning the basics of charting. What is a chart? What are the parts of a chart? We'll see how to create a simple column chart and insert it into our spreadsheet.



Next, we'll learn how to add data to an existing chart, create a line chart, make a chart with multiple series of data, and work with chart styles and themes.


You will learn how to select non-contiguous data (that's two ranges of data that aren't next to each other) so you can graph information that's in different areas of your sheet. You'll make a 3D pie chart and a 3D column chart. You'll see how to move the chart to a different sheet, change the chart layout, and the chart type.


Next we'll learn how to switch the row and column axes, format all of the different objects inside of our chart (titles, axes, walls, etc.), and insert comments, lines, shapes, and other objects inside the chart as well.


You'll learn how to copy your charts to Microsoft Word to embed them inside of reports or other documents. You'll see how to create a summary sheet (also known as a dashboard). You'll learn how to separate a piece of pie from a pie chart, and create leader lines.


Finally, we'll learn how to create Data Tables which are database-like lists of information in Excel. You'll see how to use table styles to format them, how formulas work in series, how to use AutoFilter, and create a total row.


Again, this is the perfect class for anyone who is new to Microsoft Excel 2007 and has finished my Basic Level 1, 2, and 3 courses. If you have little or no experience with spreadsheets, or you just want to get familiar with how Excel 2007 works, this class is for you.

Of course, if you have any questions about whether or not this class is for you, please contact me.


Complete Outline - Excel 2007 Basic 4

1. Charts 1 (7:53)
What is a Chart
Parts of a Chart
Insert a Column Chart

2. Charts 2 (8:08)
Add Data to an Existing Chart
Line Charts
Multiple Series in a Chart
Chart Styles & Themes

3. Charts 3 (11:00)
Selecting Non-Contiguous Data
3D Pie Charts
Move Chart to new Sheet
Format Objects Inside Charts
Chart Layouts
Change Chart Type
3D Column Charts
4. Charts 4 (7:03)
Switch Row/Column
Current Selection Box
Format Selection
Reset to Match Style
Insert Shapes
Insert Text Box
Chart Title
Axis Titles
Data Labels
Data Table

5. Charts 5 (8:05)
Copy Charts into Word
Creating a Summary Sheet

Separate a Slice of Pie
Create a Leader Line

6. Tables (9:45)
Creating a Table
Why Use a Table
Table Styles
Table Formulas are Uniform
New Rows Copy Formulas
AutoFilter in Tables
Total Row
Insert New Row



Student Interaction: Excel 2007 Basic 4

Richard on 1/1/2009:  This is the fourth beginner class for the Microsoft Excel novice. You will learn: What are Charts & Graphs, Insert Column, Pie, Line Charts, Multiple Series in Charts, Formatting Chart Objects, Copy Charts to Microsoft Word, Creating a Summary Sheet / Dashboard, Working with Data Tables
Suzanne Reichenberg on 1/13/2011: I've tried to use the control key while choosing two different sets of data for a non-contiguous selection but it is not working for me. Even the first group selected does not change to a highlighted set. What might I be doing wrong?

Reply from Richard Rost:

I'd have to see what you're doing to tell you for sure, but make sure you do NOT have the CTRL key down when you start. Select your first range, THEN press and hold the CTRL key, and now select your second range. When finished, release the CTRL key and both ranges should be highlighted.

Suzanne on 1/13/2011: I guess I forgot to mention that I was working on a chart and trying to create one using non contiguous selected data. I used the control key after making the first group selection but it did not highlight anything. Thank you for your review.

Reply from Richard Rost:

Hmmm... I just tried it and it worked OK for me. Walk me through what you're doing - step by step - and tell me where you're having problems.

 John Conolly on 10/9/2011: I have seen line charts with a Benchmark line that the performance data is compared against. Both Line Charts and Column charts. How is this done?


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