Producing a chart in Excel in Office 2007 doesn't require much more than selecting a suitable set of numbers and clicking on the appropriate chart icon (on the Insert tab if you're ribbon-phobic). However, making that chart look presentable can be a bit more work. On the official Excel blog, developer Robin Wakefield discusses some of the techniques available for making charts look more professional, serving as a useful reminder that under the automated processes there's some serious tweaking possible if you have the time and inclination. (There's also a very non-MS admission of how the introduction of Themes in Office 2007 might have created as many problems as it solved.)
Produce Better-Looking Charts In Excel
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