When I read Is your website’s underwear showing?, I couldn’t control the urge to write this one.
So the big screaming friday question everyone…
Is your chart’s underwear showing?
What is my chart’s underwear? you may ask.
My dear reader, it is the background color (that grayish shade excel adds by default). Also commonly known as one of the chart junk (no pun intended).
It is surprising how many people leave the default background color on, and yet spend countless hours working the rest.
What difference does it make?
It makes a hell of a lot of difference. Just set the background color to white and tell me if your eyes haven’t felt better.
Remember, only superman can get away showing his underwear. But, again he doesn’t have to work on spreadsheets and powerpoint like you and me. So, lets just hide that ugly background color. Ok?