I came across an article on Microsoft’s web site, What happened to my favorite Excel 2003 Chart feature? Normally I just roll my eyes at these articles, but this one caught my attention, and I decided to address some of the items from the article. The article begins:
The improvements to charts in Office Excel 2007 were dramatic. You can now create professional-looking charts with special effects, such as realistic 3-D, transparency, and soft shadows.
I’ll leave aside (for now) discussions of professional looks and realistic 3-D. But many of the other items deserve attention.