BP Oil Spill shown in a Microsoft Excel Chart

By |July 12th, 2010|Categories: Beautiful Charts in Excel, Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Training Courses|Tags: , |

On 20 April 2010, a BP oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. This Microsoft Excel line chart illustrates some key events 2 months after the explosion and BP's stock price [...]

Lollipop approach to clarify Microsoft Excel line charts

By |July 5th, 2010|Categories: Beautiful Charts in Excel, Excel & PowerPoint Blog|Tags: , |

Traditional Microsoft Excel line charts have a common problem. It is hard to visually associate the data points with the horizontal axis. The traditional axis line is no help at all. We can get around this problem by [...]