Todayâ€™s blog post is brought to you by Judi Hurlock, who writes Excel online training for Office.com.
I write free training courses for Office.com. My job is to learn new features, and the tried and true, and to pass that learning on to you.
Recently I heard about a new feature in Excel 2010 called sparklines. I couldnâ€™t tell just by the name what the feature was. But when I found out that a sparkline is a tiny chart, the proverbial light bulb turned on, and I realized this was something I definitely wanted to write about.
Sparklines fit right next or near to their data source. There are Column and Line sparklines, as well as Win/Loss sparklines. Sparklines take just seconds to create, and instantly show you whatâ€™s up, whatâ€™s down, or whoâ€™s winning or losing.
If you have 10 or 15 minutes, try the course Sparklines: Use tiny charts to show data trends and let me know what you think about sparklines. And if you have other ideas or requests for training courses, add a comment and let me know. Weâ€™re always looking for ideas!