NYT-Quality Charting Using Dumb Ol’ Excel

I’ve been obsessively cynical about the design capabilities of Microsoft Office – particularly Excel’s clunky charting and PowerPoint’s … well … name it – but, I’ve gotta eat a few of my words. It takes a lot of configuration but, man, Excel tunes up properly if you’ve got the time and patience. Watch the construction of the best Excel chart I’ve ever seen. [via Communication Nation]

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  1. Wow, I can see how that does grab the eye of even cynical old Mac lover Dan! That’s truly getting more firepower out of Excel than I have seen in quite a while.