Eclipse Integrated Systems Blog

Eclipse Integrated Systems has been serving the Bridgewater area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: Use Excel Like a Pro - Graphing

Tip of the Week: Use Excel Like a Pro - Graphing

Excel is the premier spreadsheet builder, and it’s extremely valuable that your organization get the most out of it. Spreadsheets are ideal for showcasing information in a compact manner, but without a couple of charts, your users will just be staring at cell after cell of boring old numbers. By using charts in Excel, you can take your spreadsheet building to the next level.

Select Your Chart
Excel has several built-in chart types that you can choose from, with many of the more complex ones being a little difficult to use for normal business purposes. You can easily get your point across with a simple column, pie, or line chart.

Column/Bar Charts
Column charts are used best when you need to show how much data has changed over a certain period of time. You can also use them to compare values at a single data point. For example, you could use a column chart to show the revenue earned by individual sales people.

You use a bar chart to do mostly the same thing as a column chart, only it’s horizontal rather than vertical. These are very useful to show particularly large discrepancies between data, or when you need to label your points.

Pie Charts
A pie chart is great if you need to compare percentages according to a group of data. Let’s say that you are tracking how new customers say they find your business. You can break them out into a pie chart to compare and visually explain the bigger slices.

Line Charts
You can use a line chart to see how your data changes over time, as it allows you to showcase multiple data trends all at the same time. With the aforementioned examples above, a line chart could be used to showcase the frequency of how often these threats made themselves apparent on your network.

Building the Charts
Excel has a simple chart building tool that you can use to showcase data from a spreadsheet. First, you want to make sure your data is properly organized in the spreadsheet. Next, highlight what data you want to show in your chart.

Once you’ve done this, just select the chart type that you want to use. You can do so either in the list of Recommended Charts, or from the list of All Charts. You’ll then see your new chart appear. You can further customize your chart by using Chart Elements, Chart Styles, and Chart Filters.

You can use other options to further customize your chart, and with a little bit of improvisation, you can build a chart that both accurately represents your data and gets your point across in the most effective way possible.

To learn more about technology tips and tricks, be sure to subscribe to our blog.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Friday, 20 April 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Privacy Cloud Hackers Business Computing Internet Malware Software Business Management Network Security Google Microsoft Windows 10 Computer Hosted Solutions Innovation User Tips Backup Productivity Business Productivity Email Windows Apps Mobile Devices Hardware Smartphone Cybercrime Cybersecurity Efficiency Browser Law Enforcement Operating System Virtualization Disaster Recovery Managed IT Services IT Support Small Business Business Continuity Data Security Ransomware VoIP Android Server Microsoft Office Phishing Internet of Things communications Data Backup Chrome Money Telephone Systems Mobile Device Management Mobility Miscellaneous Passwords Holiday Office 365 Smartphones Quick Tips Saving Money Update Communication Collaboration Password Best Practice Health Wi-Fi Risk Management Workplace Tips Information Technology Social Gadgets Unsupported Software App Government Google Drive Cloud Computing Outsourced IT Tech Term Application Data Recovery Wireless Vulnerability IT Services Identity Theft Computers Save Money Work/Life Balance Office tips USB User Error Alert Managed Service Provider Antivirus Upgrade Social Media Data Management IT Support Politics Managed IT Two-factor Authentication Facebook Data Current Events Spam Windows 10 BDR Hacking Shortcut OneNote Encryption Samsung Patch Management Going Green VPN Apple Humor Telephony Managed IT Services Remote Computing eWaste WiFi Audit iPhone Excel Streaming Media Social Engineering Bandwidth Computer Care Television Artificial Intelligence Legal Search Mobile Security The Internet of Things Flexibility Office Users Blockchain Google Docs Network Employer-Employee Relationship Meetings Cleaning History Data Protection End of Support Hosted Solution Private Cloud Battery Sports DDoS Mobile Computing Recovery HaaS Save Time Commerce Automation Tech Support Personal Information Automobile Cortana Proactive IT Transportation Internet Exlporer Wireless Technology Data Storage Cost Management Fraud Comparison Wearable Technology Websites Screen Mirroring Data Breach Consultant PDF Big Data Hiring/Firing Edge iOS Word Specifications Instant Messaging Training Worker Commute Data Theft Evernote Touchscreen Outlook Text Messaging Books Benefits Operating Sysytem Uninterrupted Power Supply Ciminal Windows Ink Settings Sales Managing Stress Company Culture Cast Running Cable Budget Computing SharePoint Networking Electronic Medical Records Video Games Smart Technology Avoiding Downtime Project Management Computer Fan Google Maps Retail BYOD Chromecast App store Workers Emails Sync Safety IT budget WannaCry Data Loss Conferencing Teamwork Updates Webinar Virtual Reality Gifts HBO Entertainment Identity Data storage Microsoft Word IT solutions Adobe Router Scalability Scam Education Identities Nanotechnology Microsoft Excel Credit Cards Mobile Device Administrator Data Privacy Maintenance Windows 10s Applications How To Employer Employee Relationship Language Root Cause Analysis File Sharing IT Management Experience Access Device Security Solid State Drive Licensing Trending Lithium-ion battery Computer Accessories Point of Sale Augmented Reality Storage FAQ SaaS IT Solutions Distributed Denial of Service Advertising Phone System Bluetooth Devices Hard Disk Drive Travel Hacker Reputation Marketing Files Virus Charger Unified Threat Management Music Fax Server Laptop Spyware Tablets Keyboard Legislation Black Market Vendor Management Proactive Wireless Charging Upgrades WIndows Server 2008 Analytics Robot Touchpad NFL Gmail Relocation Cache Remote Monitoring Emergency Disaster Monitors Worker Hard Drive CrashOverride

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Latest News

      Eclipse Integrated Systems launches new website!

      Eclipse Integrated Systems is proud to announce the launch of our new website at The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

      Read more ...

      Account login