Excel Charts

Learn how you can present your data to others in a graphical format.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Charts can display your data so that it can be easily understood and make a point quickly and easily. No need to ask your Audience to wade through a page of numerical data to understand the take home message.

Key content

  • Creating and formatting a simple chart
  • Printing one or more embedded charts
  • Adding text, changing chart fonts, colours and patterns
  • Advanced formatting of a chart
  • Adding new data to an existing graph
  • Formatting the X & Y axis plus adding trendlines
  • Copying charts into other applications


  • Learn how you can present your data to others in a graphical format


Excel Introduction

Suitable for

This is an introductory level workshop which is suitable for those who have completed the prerequisite or who are competent with the topics covered in that workshop. Before registering for this workshop, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are competent with the topics covered in the prerequisite workshop.


Jose Entrican

Evolve Capabilities

Scholarship / Professional Development

Leadership Framework dimension

Enabling People


PC and Mac computers are available on a first come, first served basis. Excel 2013 is used. Also suitable for 2010 users.


Free for University of Auckland and UniServices staff
Free for University of Auckland postgraduate students
$125+GST for others

Dates, times and venues for 2017

Session dates for July onwards will be posted here in early June.

January - March 2017

There are currently no scheduled workshops for this period.

April - June 2017

Registration is now open for all University of Auckland and UniServices staff.

Registration for all others opens on 1 March 2017. Please contact us from this date to request registration. Please note registrations will be processed on a first come first served basis.

Friday, 7 April 2017, 9am-12pm
Room 305, Level 3, Building 620, 49 Symonds Street, City Campus

To enrol (University of Auckland Staff Only)

You can enrol through Career Tools.

  1. Visit Career Tools.
  2. Enter the course title e.g. Word Intermediate in the search box in the top right hand corner.  
  3. Click on the title of the course you would like to attend from the list.
  4. Find the session you would like to attend in the list at the bottom and click on Request to register.

If you do not have access to Career Tools, please contact the Staff Service Centre at 86000 or email Staff Service Centre

If you can no longer attend this session, please withdraw immediately using Career Tools by clicking Withdraw under My Actions against the respective session or go to Learn > View Your Training Record and select Withdraw from the drop-down menu to the right of the respective session. No shows and late cancellations may incur a fee. Please see our Cancellation Policy for details.

To enrol (all others)

Please refer to the enrolment instructions on the How to enrol page.