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Quickly Turn off Gridlines in Excel 2003 using Forms Toolbar [Excel Tips]

Published on Apr 15, 2010 in Excel Howtos
Quickly Turn off Gridlines in Excel 2003 using Forms Toolbar [Excel Tips]

These days I rarely use Excel 2003. But when I do open the trusty old software, I always look for opportunities to improve my productivity with it. And I am pleasantly surprised to find a shorter and faster way to turn off grid lines on spreadsheets in Excel 2003. (I like my spreadsheets without any […]

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Hide Grid Lines [Quick Tip]

Published on Aug 13, 2009 in Excel Howtos
Hide Grid Lines [Quick Tip]

I like to hide grid lines on my spreadsheets and charts whenever possible. I think removing gridlines makes the charts and worksheets more presentable. In case you are wondering how to remove (or hide) gridlines from your worksheet or chart, follow these simple instructions.

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Interview With Presentation Zen’s Garr Reynolds on Charting & Telling Stories

Published on Jun 15, 2009 in Charts and Graphs

As mentioned earlier, I have met Garr Reynolds of presentation zen fame in Malmo, Sweden last Friday. What was to be a quick 15 minute interview became a 2 hour lengthy discussion on presentations, charting, excel, data, Japanese culture and of course our pointy haired dilbert blog. Read the entire interview in the post.

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Do you know how to KISS, Wall Street Journal Does!

Do you know how to KISS, Wall Street Journal Does!

Do you know the “KISS” principle of chart design ?

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Brick Charts in Excel – an Alternative to Gridlines

Published on Dec 10, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel

Grid lines provide great help in understanding values in a chart. Here is a handy trick you can use in the next bar chart to spice it up. Here is how you can get this type of chart (we will call it a brick chart) First we will make a regular bar chart Now, let […]

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