Adding visual elements to Excel worksheets can help to enhance what can sometimes be dry facts and figures, making it easier to hold the attention of the intended audience. A balance needs to be struck, however, between enhancing and overwhelming when it comes to adding graphics and colors to your Excel workbooks. Excel 2010 provides you with a number of basic and advanced techniques for customizing common elements such as charts, themes, cell styles, and graphics. This course describes many of these techniques and shows you how to implement them to their best effect.

Learning objectives

  • Manually adjust a chart's layout and formatting
  • Save and apply a chart template
  • Manually format illustrations using the Format object dialog box
  • Customise and save Excel themes and styles
  • Save an Excel template and apply to a new workbook
  • Adjust individual chart elements
  • Format Excel illustrations
  • Create a new cell style
  • Create an Excel theme


End users seeking proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel 2010 at an advanced level

60 Minutes

365 Days