CP032: Rules for making legendary column charts


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In the 32nd session of Chandoo.org podcast, let’s make legendary column charts.

CP032: Rules for making legendary column charts - Chandoo.org podcast - Become awesome in Excel

What is in this session?

Column charts are everywhere. As analysts, we are expected to create flawless, strikingly beautiful & insightful column charts all the time. Do you know the simple rules that can help you create legendary column charts?

That is our topic for this podcast session.

In this podcast, you will learn

  • Few personal announcements
  • Rule 0: Start at zero
  • Rule 1: Sort the chart
  • Rule 2: Slap a title on it
  • Rule 3: Axis + grid-lines vs. Lables
  • Rule 4: Moderate formatting
  • Conclusions

Listen to this session

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Links & Resources mentioned in this podcast

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Transcript of this session:

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How do you make your column charts awesome?

I shared my favorite techniques in the podcast. Now it’s your turn.

What about you? What rules & techniques do you use to make your column charts awesome? Please share in the comments section.

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2 Responses to “CP032: Rules for making legendary column charts”

  1. Dan says:

    Love, love, love you content and podcasts, but the first 7 minutes have nothing to do with the making column charts. No biggie, but if possible, please add a sentence beneath the above video stating to future users that they can skip the first xx minutes of the podcast to get to the topic at hand. Your future users thank you!

  2. Alex Mosk says:

    As for me, I like intro-parts of the podcast, they make it more natural and entertaining, it's like listening to favorite radioshow. I guess if I need strict instructions on how to use a technique, I'd check website for mentioned links & resources, but I personally prefer to listen while jogging or exercising, so podcast works excellent for me) Makes learning more fun
    Thanks for knowledge and inspiration to learn further, Chandoo)

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