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The Complete Guide to Pie Charts

pie chart logoSpread sheet applications like Microsoft Office Excel, OpenOffice.org Calc and Google Docs Spreadsheets are brilliant for storing and manipulating large tables of values, but visualizing the data can be difficult without using a graph or chart. While there are many types of graphs and carts to choose from, pie charts offer a simple but effective way to summarize large sets of values.

This guide will show you how to create effective and eye catching pie charts. Find general tutorials and a collection of tips and tricks to help you deal with common mistakes, and advice on how to make your presentations pop.

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