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Charts I: How to create a chart

Charts tell the story behind data
Charts transform data into pictures. Take this course to learn how to create charts in Microsoft Excel.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a chart using the Chart Wizard.
  • Make selections in the Chart Wizard.
  • Understand basic chart terminology.

If you already know how to create a chart, take Charts II: Choose the right chart type.

If what you want to know is how to customize and enhance charts, take Charts III: Create a professional-looking chart

A chart gets your point across—fast. With a chart you turn worksheet data into a picture, where you can make a comparison or trend visible at a glance. This course takes you through the basics of how to create charts in Excel.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column.

When you're done reading this page, click Next to start the first lesson.

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