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Create Dynamic Charts in Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 and Beyond by Reinhold Scheck

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Do Your Figures Need More Format?

I can’t respond to this question from a content and quality perspective, nor do I wish to. However, it is necessary to comment on their appearance in tables or charts.

Appearances Can Be Deceptive

On the Companion CD

On the Companion CD

Open the file \Samples\0604_DateFormats.xlsx on the CD-ROM.

The following important fact is known by most users, but is frequently overlooked in terms of its effects: what you see in an Excel table cell or in an Excel chart label does not necessarily have to be what this cell actually contains. Failure to recognize this often leads to painstaking troubleshooting. Date values demonstrate this point particularly ...

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