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Charts III: Create a professional-looking chart

Make a plain chart stand out with simple built-in formatting effects

Make data more noticeable with simple built-in formatting effects.

Imagine that it's the big day, your chance to stand up in front of everyone and present your data. Or perhaps you're just about to send your data out in a critical report. Before you do, it's worth taking just a few minutes to format your charts to make them more effective, meaningful, and interesting to read.

In this lesson you'll learn a few easy ways to customize the chart and make it less humdrum, so that the data is sure to be noticed and read. Then you can try out what you've learned in the practice session at the end of the lesson.

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