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The Chart Legend, normally situated over here, makes it easier to understand what is happening in the chart, especially if there is more than one item.
You can customize it, click on it, right click and say Format Legend and you get these options. Now these ones, Fill, Border Colour, Style, Shadow are pretty standard. The unique item here is called Legend Options and you’ll see you can specify where the Legend should appear – so maybe you want it to appear at the top and you’ll see it has moved here. Bottom – it is now shown at the bottom. Left, Right, Top Right. You can also see you can choose whether the Legend is allowed to overlap the chart or not. If I tick it off, you’ll see now the Legend fills in there. Be aware as well that you are not constrained by only those options If you hover over it and get it to change to the little four arrows, click and you can drag it wherever you want to on your chart.
Where is my calculated field in PowerPivot If you create a calculated field (DAX measue) in PowerPivot you may discover that you can’t find it when you try and use it in a Pivot Table. I have often asked myself … Continue reading
Vlookup counts hidden columns If you are familiar with the VLOOKUP command in Excel you may be interested to know that Vlookup counts hidden columns as well as the visible columns when deciding which columns information to bring back. In the … Continue reading
...After eleven years we still use the model for financial planning and to provide information to the banks. The key feature is the logical layout which makes it easy to understand and adapt on our own, and the flexibility to combine actual and forecast data...– Financial Model development- SA Prisons