Written for students, professionals, and social scientists with little or no knowledge of data visualization principles, this complete guide presents step-by-step instructions for clearly and effectively presenting data using MS Office programs. Throughout the book, the focus is on turning raw, quantitative data into attractive, well-designed charts and tables that tell an accurate narrative about underlying information. Helpful illustrations, expert tips for solving common issues, and discussions on working efficiently are included to equip readers with the tools they need to engage their audience using a visual format.

Tables : When Charts Aren’t Enough

Learning Objectives

  • Transform data arrays into Excel tables
  • Examine data using Excel’s Table feature
  • Format data tables for optimal readability
  • Design custom table styles

The focus of this text is on creating accurate and appealing data pictures that inform audiences. We have seen that bar, column, line, area, and pie charts are effective tools for conveying data stories quickly. There are times, however, when a chart must be accompanied by a table or when a table alone is required, for example, when precise data values are needed so that business decisions may be made. In these situations, your audience may be less interested in patterns or trends and more interested in how a particular person, group, or process performed. This chapter covers the ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles