stock charts by tdelight


									                         Instructions for Creating Stock Charts
1. Open an Excel document. Go to Tools>Options>General tab and on “sheets in new
   workbook.” Change the number from “3” to
   the number of stocks you are doing (Fig.1).
   Close the current workbook and reopen a new
   one. You should now see a new workbook
   with the proper amount of sheets for your

2. Label Cell A1 as Date, B1 as Price and C1 as
   Net Change. Double click on the line
   between the column headers to adjust the
   cell’s size to fit the text (Fig. 2). You will
   have to do this again as you enter data into                                                  Fig. 1
   the cells.

             Fig. 2

3. Format Column A by clicking on the column header A (Fig. 3). This highlights the entire
   column. Right click and choose “Format Cells.”
   Click on the "Numbers” tab and then click on “Date.”
   On the right side, choose how you want the to display
   the date. Do the same for Column B and Column C                                           Fig. 3
   except choose “Currency”.

4. In Column A, type in the first date of the stock price.
   Grab the lower right corner of cell A1 and drag it
   downward to add additional dates (Fig. 4).

5. In Column B, type in the closing price for the
   stock each day.                                       Fig. 4

6. In Column C, cell C2, type in the change in price for the first day. In cell C3, type this
   formula: =SUM(B3-B2), then push the “Enter” key. The difference in price should be
                                         recorded in cell C3. The spreadsheet should look
                                         like the one in (Fig.5). As previously done in Step
                                         3, grab the lower right corner of cell C3 and drag to
                                         the last line of prices in Column B. All of the Net
                                         Changes should now be recorded in Column C.

                                        Fig. 5

7. Highlight the area where the data is entered by clicking
   in Cell A1 and dragging to Cell C11 (Fig. 6).
                                                        Fig. 6
8. Select the Chart Wizard from the toolbar (Fig. 7).

                                                                                                                                                                Fig. 7
9. The wizard will display a wide range of charts. You
   must use a line chart. Click on the line chart and a selection of line charts will display. You
   must use the “line with markers displayed at each data value” (Fig. 8).

                                                                                                                                     Fig. 8

10. Click “next” to go onto Step #2. There
    are no changes to make on step #2.

11. Click “next” to go onto Step #3.

12. For a nicer looking chart: Fill in the
    “Chart title”, “X-axis” (Dates) and the
    “Y-axis” (Price). You can skip this step
    if you want. Click “finish” (Fig. 9).

                                                                   Fig. 9

13. Clicking on the finish button should give you a chart that looks like the one below (Fig. 10):

                       $30.00                                                                                                            Price
                       $20.00                                                                                                            Net Change

                                                                                                                                                      Fig. 10

14. The chart can now be printed or cut and pasted into a MS Word document.

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