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Excel 2010 Beginner Level 4
Beginner Microsoft Excel Tutorial - 1 Hour 38 Minutes

This tutorial picks up where our Excel 2010 Beginner 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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If you would like a preview of what's covered in this class,
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Excel 2010 Beginner Level 4
Description: Excel 2010 Beginner Level 4
Versions: Microsoft Office Excel 2010
Pre-Requisites: Excel 2010 Beginner Level 3
Running Time: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
Cost: $12.99

This course is for the novice user who has little or no experience with Microsoft Excel except for my Excel Beginner 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 Excel Beginner 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 2010 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 2010 Beginner 4

01. Charts 1 (10:51)
What is a Chart
Parts of a Chart
Insert a Column Chart

02. Charts 2 (11:24)
Add Data to an Existing Chart
Line Charts
Multiple Series in a Chart
Chart Styles & Themes

03. Charts 3 (16:14)
Selecting Non-Contiguous Data
3D Pie Charts
Move a Chart to a Different Sheet
Format Objects Inside Charts
Chart Layouts
Leader Lines
Change Chart Type
3D Column Charts
Stacked 3D Column Chart
04. Charts 4 (13:52)
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

05. Charts 5 (13:15)
Copy Excel Charts into Word
Creating a Summary Sheet / Dashboard
Separate a Slice of Pie
Create a Leader Line

06. Tables (17:05)
Creating a Table
Why Use a Table
Table Styles
Table Formulas are Uniform
New Rows Automatically Copy Formulas
Sort in a Table
Filter in Tables
Turn off Filtering
Total Row
Insert New Row


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Student Interaction: Excel 2010 Beginner 4

Richard on 1/1/2010:  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
  on 3/23/2012: Is there any way to use the same chart in more then one sheet without having to make the chart again?

Reply from Richard Rost:

No way that I can think of.

  on 3/23/2012: if you move a chart to a new page is it still effected by the theme of the page its data is on?

Reply from Richard Rost:

Yes. When you select a THEME, it affects EVERY sheet in the workbook. Changing it affects every worksheet.

Richard on 3/26/2012: Like the names in the table xD

Reply from Richard Rost:


Alexandria Hutchinson on 3/25/2013: Question...Excel 2010 Beginner 4
Charts 4, Charts tool, Layout, Current Selection, Chart area. When I click on 'chart title' my ribbon area switches to "Home" and not Chart area. When I click on my 'Axis Title'my ribbon area switches to "Home"again. I am mirroring what you are doing and I still get something totally different

Reply from Richard Rost:

I'd have to see this in action to tell you what's going wrong. I've never experienced this behavior before. If you want to contact me via the TechHelp page and send me a screen grab of what's going on, I might be able to help.

Laurie Jones on 4/11/2013: Just so you are aware, at counter 13:14, Ted, with 92%, should be on the orange part of the pie, not Mike with only 2%.

Reply from Richard Rost:

Yep. Looks like Excel mangled my chart. I didn't even notice it at the time I was recording it. You can see it at time index 12:40 (13:14 is the total time of the video). Ted got stuck way up top and it looks like Mike is in the big part. Oops. Thanks for bringing this up.

Jodi Grunewald on 1/22/2014: Hi Richard, I am doing this class using Excel 2013 and I am not finding "Table Tools" tab or a "Total Row" choice. Was this moved in 2013 version? (I made sure I was clicked right in the table but nothing shows up?) (time index 17:04)

Reply from Richard Rost:

I just tried it and it worked fine for me in Excel 2013. Insert > Table. Then then TABLE TOOLS / DESIGN tab appears. Total Row is one of the checkboxes on that tab. If you click OUTSIDE the table, that option goes away. Remember, the Ribbon is CONTEXT SENSITIVE, so you'll only see options available for the objects that are currently selected / in use.

Rajiv Dass on 11/20/2015: Your Pie chart in lesson 5 (13:00) at the end. Your labels do not match the percent on the pie. Mike is 2% with the blue slice of the pie and Ted is 92% which is the color orange of the pie. Sorry, I am not being picky. If all of my teachers taught as you, I would be greater than Einstein!

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Sue has a line coming off with 6%

Mike 2% Blue
Ted 92% Orange
Sue 6% Pink
Total: 100%

Rajiv Dass on 11/20/2015: I know it is just for illustrative purposes but in lesson 6 of Excel 2010 Beginner 4 (02:42) there are no states abbreviated as "HT & ON".

Reply from Alex Hedley:

As you say it's just an example, it doesn't need to be accurate.

Rajiv Dass on 11/20/2015: Hi Richard, you lost me in lesson 6 Tables (10:18) after inputting record #9 for Michele Jones, row 10 for Total you had "0" automatically and the only way I was able to get the same result was to select the lower right corner and pull it down. at the end of the video after selecting "Total Row" in "Table Tools Design" tab I had a little difficulty in inserting a new record because I did not have the empty row above the "Total Row" row.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

If it's a list/table pressing tab on the last row should insert a new row.

Daniel Re on 7/27/2016: Which axis is Y ? Vertical?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

--- x

Vertical - Up to Down
Horizontal - Right to Left

LYNDA WAGGONER on 12/27/2016: I too am noticing I don't have all the options in the ribbon that is shown in the video. Don't have a Table Style Options group at all. Do I need to do some customization in my ribbon settings?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Which version of Access are you running?
Are you on Office 365?

gilbert gilinsky on 2/6/2017: xcel spread sheet 2016 copy to 2017 will formulas be included

Reply from Alex Hedley:

What is 2017? The year you have in your spreadsheet or the version of Excel.
Depending on how you have constructed your formula it can be used for different years.

gilbert gilinsky on 2/6/2017: When going from 2016 to 2017 the best way to change to include the formulas

Reply from Alex Hedley:

What is your Formula?


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