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Excel Sparklines Overview

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Column Sparklines
Excel 2010 Sparklines Tutorial

Excel 2010 Sparklines Tutorial

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Column Sparklines

As with regular column charts, column sparklines are used to show amounts or the number of times a value occurs. Examples would be total sales amounts for different sales regions or inventory levels for one or more items.

One thing to note is that, since sparklines are so small, even slight differences in data totals can appear as disproportionately large differences in the sparkline columns.

The sparklines in the above example make it easy to spot which quarter had the best sales for each cookie type.

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