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Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming by Dr. Mark Alexander Bain

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The OpenOffice.org Chart

Perhaps, the most useful document that you can make use of in conjunction with a spreadsheet is the chart. Why? Simply because—give someone ten pages of figures and they'll be able to understand the contents, eventually; give someone a chart representing ten pages of figures and they'll be able to understand the contents, immediately.

So, let's look at converting a set of raw data in a spreadsheet into a professional-looking chart.

Inserting a Simple Chart into a Spreadsheet

Obviously, the first thing to do is to enter the information into a spreadsheet, either from another spreadsheet, from a database, or (if you really must) manually:

Next, we need to select the data in the spreadsheet; and remember that ...

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