(Most of my swipe files use Greeking, which is fake Latin. It helps
you ignore the textual content and focus on the actual charts and tables.)
Each set of swipe files comes with two PDFs for documentation: a
general, eight-page "Getting Started" document, and a two-page document
specific to the current swipe file.
This display is based on a figure from CFO magazine. It would make a great display for a
Word, PDF, or Web display.
You could easily add a couple of columns of
data, or remove the existing “GAP” column. You also could adapt this
figure to a full-page Excel display. But the body color might be too
intense for a full page, so be ready to make both shades of brown
From the documentation for this swipe file...
By default, Excel offers us a choice between charts and tables.
Most of the time, this seems like a
reasonable approach. If we want a chart, we insert one. If we want a
table, we use a spreadsheet. No problem.
But what if we want to combine a chart and a
table within the same figure?
Here, for example, the figure begins with a
column of titles and descriptions. Then we have a dot-plot chart.
Then we have a column of data.
From an Excel perspective, a dot plot is
typically a scatter chart that displays its data using circular
markers, with its lines hidden. The markers for each series are
evenly spaced from point to point, so that they appear to be in the
(Because Classic Excel’s circle markers are
rather ugly, you might choose to change the “dots” in that version
You see this type of display in many
business magazines and newspapers. This figure does it in Excel.
Here’s the key to combining charts and
tables like this in the same figure:
(Continued in the documentation.)
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