Excel Data Visualization: Designing Custom Visualizations

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    Interested in using more than the built-in chart and graph tools to showcase your data in Excel? In this course—the second and final installment in the Excel Data Visualization series—instructor Chris Dutton steps through how to create unique, custom data visualizations in Excel. Since Chris covered the core data visualization capabilities of Excel in the previous installment of the series, he dives into some more sophisticated techniques here. As he moves through a series of hands-on demos, Chris covers everything from building dynamic dashboards to advanced maneuvers like value-based formatting and dynamic series selection.


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      Chris Dutton

      Founder & COO, Maven Analytics

      Chris Dutton is a certified Excel MOS Expert, edtech entrepreneur, and best-selling instructor.

      Chris has spent 10+ years specializing in data visualization and business intelligence. As founder and COO of Maven Analytics, Chris' work has been featured by Microsoft, HuffPost, Entrepreneur.com, and the New York Times, reaching more than 500,000 students around the world. A leader in analytics education, Maven Analytics seeks to empower everyday people to change the world with data. Chris graduated summa cum laude and received the Charles G. Bluhdorn Prize in Economics at Tufts University.

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  • Part 2: Introduction

    - [Chris] Hey everyone, Chris Dutton here, and welcome to Excel Data Visualization, Part 2: Designing Custom Visuals. In this course, I'll walk you through several hands-on demos and show you how to use tools like named ranges and form controls to build scrolling charts, dynamic dashboards, gauge charts, pacing tools, along with other unique custom visuals. Now keep in mind that this is part two of a two-part series. We'll be picking up right where we left off in part one, Mastering Charts & Graphs, so I'd recommend working through that section first to make sure that you're comfortable with Excel's core database capabilities. Ready to get started? Let's dive in.

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