Excel - Presenting Data


  • This half-day course explores the range of visual presentation tools that help to communicate numbers and stats in easy to read views: Charts and Graphs.
  • Also covered in this course are how these can be incorporated into Word reports and PowerPoint presentation slides, the use of Conditional formatting, the use of KPI's and project Gantt-type charts.
  • Data presented in a row or column is useful, but patterns can be hard to spot at a glance - this course introduces Sparkline Charts - enabling visual representations of data with one click.
  • This course is an excellent project management tool.


  • Introduction to visual presentation tools
  • Communication of numbers and stats in easy to read views - Charts and Graphs
  • Conditional formatting
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • The RAG system, (a popular project management method of rating for issuing status reports, based on Red, Amber (yellow), and Green colors used in a traffic light rating system).
  • Sparkline charts - a tiny chart in a worksheet cell that provides a visual representation of data. Sparklines are used to show trends in a series of values, such as economic cycles or to highlight maximum and minimum values - positioning a Sparkline near its data for greatest impact. One advantage of using Sparklines is that, unlike Charts, Sparklines are printed when you print a worksheet that contains them
  • Project Gantt-type charts
  • Explores the range of presentation tools to use with Word and PowerPoint

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