Conditional Formatting, Tables and Charts in Microsoft Excel

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In this Guided Project, you will:

U​se table functionalities in Microsoft Excel to organize, sort, and filter data.

V​isually analyze data by highlighting cells on the basis of conditional formatting rules.

E​xplore trends by graphing data in the form of line and column charts, through the use of PivotTables.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this project, you will learn how to analyze data and identify trends using a variety of tools in Microsoft Excel. Conditional formatting and charts are two tools that focus on highlighting and representing data in a visual form. With conditional formatting, you can define rules to highlight cells using a range of color scales and icons and to help you analyze data and identify trends or outliers. You will then use PivotTables to create summaries of the data that focuses on specific relationships which you will represent as a line chart and column chart. Both conditional formatting and charts are two useful ways of visually analyzing data and exploring trends.

Skills you will develop

  • Graphs
  • Spreadsheet
  • Data Analysis

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Log into Microsoft Excel and convert data into table

  2. Explore the Table functionalities and tools in Microsoft Excel

  3. Use conditional formatting in Microsoft Excel to visually explore and analyze data

  4. Create PivotTables and line charts to analyze sales trends in the data

  5. Create PivotTables and column charts to assess the salespersons progress

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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