Using a stylish picture fill in your Excel Charts is a simple way to make your data visualizations more captivating and memorable. I’ll walk you through the tricks from selecting the right images, adjusting picture format, and the trick to get the picture to span the chart width (it’s not as obvious as you might think).
Captivating Excel Charts: Use Stylish Picture Fills to Enhance Data Visualization is a book by author and Microsoft Excel expert, John Walkenbach. It provides an in-depth look at how to create effective data visualizations using picture fills within Excel charts.
The book covers topics such as creating attractive and meaningful chart designs, utilizing built-in features like color palettes and pattern fill options, customizing chart elements for maximum impact, and more. Additionally, readers will learn tips on how to make their charts stand out from the competition with creative design ideas that can help them communicate information quickly and clearly.
Tips for Creating Visualizations in Excel
Scatterplot. Scatter plots are useful for showing precise, data dense visualizations, correlations, and clusters between two numeric variables. - a bubble chart is a variation to the scatter plot.
Area chart Displays the trend of values over time or other category data. 3-D area charts use three axes (horizontal, vertical, and depth) that you can change. Generally, consider using a line chart instead of a nonstacked area chart because data from one series can be obscured by data from another series.