Using Excel Sparklines

Starting with its 2010 version Microsoft Excel has a feature called sparklines. Excel sparklines are small one-cell mini-charts that allow the user to quickly see:

  1. trends over time, such as sales by quarter
  2. the relationship between various components, such as sales by location for quarter 1, or
  3. win-lose scenarios similar to a comparison between fair market value for an investment compared to its purchase price.

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