Discover modern ways to communicate with powerful chart templates and tools, 3D effects, transparency, and soft shadows.
Tell Your Story, Effectively
Design your data to tell the story you want to tell--and make the impact your ideas deserve. Discover modern ways to communicate with powerful chart templates and tools, 3D effects, transparency, and soft shadows.
See & Grab Design Styles
In no time, beginners and pros alike build visually-persuasive charts and thought-provoking graphs using the high-quality design layouts and styles that are always within easy reach via Excel's expandable and collapsible Elements Gallery.
Share the Love across Office
Insert your great-looking chart into a PowerPoint presentation or Word proposal for a rich, consistent, high-quality look-and-feel to all your professional communications. Beautiful Excel chart options can be integrated across all of Office.
Formulas & Grids
A Beginner's Best Friend
Create a little spreadsheet magic without having to remember formulas. Open the Excel Toolbox, and get helpful step-by-step instructions how to build any formula from your Formula Builder.
Save time typing. Power users and beginners alike can input calculations without knowing their exact names. Start typing and a list displays functions, definitions, and structure references that match your text. Continue typing and the list narrows dynamically to the best selection.
Big Grid, Big Potential
Power users will love exploring massive amounts of data within a single sheet. Beginners can create logs that go on for days. Compatible with Excel 2007, Excel for Mac 2008 sheets now support more than 1 million rows and 16 thousand columns each.
Utilize the high-quality design layouts and styles that are always within easy reach via Excel's Elements Gallery.
Excel's powerful, pre-defined formulas, data import tools, and new helpful layouts will guide you through what you need to do.
Focus on You, Not Math
You just want to balance your budget, track your inventory, or manage your investments--not memorize a bunch of formulas. Beginners can easily use Excel with little training, thanks to pre-formulated worksheets.
Know What to Do, Naturally
Believe it or not, you'll be creating financial management worksheets for home and work with ease. Excel's powerful, pre-defined formulas, data import tools, and new helpful layouts will guide you through what you need to do.
Custom-finish with Ease
Start with fully-customizable Ledger Sheets designed for invoicing, bill-paying, household budgets, and payroll. Beginners to pros can easily customize at will--to keep on top of each person's totally unique financial picture.
All across Office 2008
See What You Want, Pull It In
Build great-looking documents in no time with building blocks from the Elements Gallery. Spot what you want, select it, and drop it in for fantastic-looking newsletters, presentations, and financial reports.
Turn Data Dynamic
Get ideas noticed in SmartArt charts, tables, maps and diagrams that transfer easily between Office applications and across platforms. Build instant diagrams from simple lists, with no drawing required.
The Right Tool at Your Fingertips
You won't need to be a scholar to work with bibliographies using Word's Citations tool. Even Excel novices will build complex equations with Formula Builder. And everyone from 4th graders to CEOs will easily bring presentations to life with PowerPoint's Custom Animation tool.