When you have worksheet data that you need to present to others, it often makes sense to display some of the facts and figures as a chart. Charts are graphical representations of data that transform rows and columns of information into meaningful images. Charts can help you to identify numerical trends that can be difficult to spot in worksheets, and they can add color and flair to an important presentation. In this chapter, you'll learn how to create a Microsoft Excel chart from worksheet data, format your chart's appearance, add special effects, and print your chart. If it's your job to plan for the future or to analyze the past, you'll find Excel's charting tools both useful and addictive.