Notes on making figures with Excel

Here are some notes for making good looking graphs with excel, for papers.

  1. coloring scheme
    1. do not use the default coloring scheme. You can change the color scheme by manually change the color of a certain bar. Additionally you can use “paste special” to paste the style to a different file
  2. Pattern
    1. You can right click on a bar, and format it to use non uniform color bars. You can use bars
  3. Adding a solid line
    1. this can be done by right clicking on a bar and format, then line.
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