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Charting with Excel: Basic Chart Creation and Customization (Excel Bootcamp Series)

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Tue Jul 9, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300
  • Fri Jul 26, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ventura Hall (Room 1) - 1 session $300
  • Mon Aug 19, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each session, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.

This course will dive into the creation and management of Excel charts to transform data into visual elements. It will address the basic concepts and terminology, editing capabilities, and working with the formatting panel.

This is the third session of the Stanford University Technology Training Excel Proficiency Certificate program. The program includes four half-day training sessions and a final exam challenge. In order to obtain your certificate of completion, you must attend at least three of the four sessions and successfully pass the final exam challenge.


Note: It is not required to take the final exam challenge if you are just interested in the training session.

Class Prerequisite:
Excel Bootcamp Series: Basics, or equivalent experience.

Learning Objectives

During this course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the terminology, concepts, and types of Excel charts
  • Create, edit, and manage charts using data series
  • Apply style and formatting techniques using the formatting panel


Topic Outline

This session focuses on:

  • Creating and managing Excel charts
  • Basic concepts and terminology
  • Adding, removing, and transforming chart elements:
    • Chart title, Data series, Legend, Data labels, Axis titles
  • Chart types and subtypes
  • Working with data series
  • Using the select-data tool
  • Format and style
  • How to work with the formatting panel
Igor Ovchinnikov

Igor Ovchinnikov has been teaching software productivity classes for over 20 years. Stanford staff have enjoyed his training since around 2007. His training philosophy stems from a strong belief that learning is a perpetual cycle of new discoveries and improvement.

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