How to highlight details for better insight with sparkline charts in Excel

Sparklines are in-cell charts in Microsoft Excel that are easy to create and extremely helpful, but they can be more insightful with just a few specific settings.

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The recent article, How sparklines deal with non-numeric values in Excel shows you how to avoid pitfalls with non-numeric values in the data set in Microsoft Excel. The best defense is to make sure there are no non-numeric values in a value data set, but that’s not always practical, especially in an imported or inherited sheet. But it’s an important step to ensure the validity of your data. In this article, we’ll continue to work with sparklines, but we’re not searching for errors, we’re exposing values you might otherwise miss! This a problem that’s inherent to the sparkline charts themselves because they’re so small. It’s easy for…

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