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Quick graphic reinforcement
A graph or chart can give the reader a visual representation of a great deal of data. Concepts or results can be more easily grasped by a well formatted graphic.
Charts, usually, take up more space in a document than is absolutely required.
Edward Tufte has come up with the concept of Sparklines (Sparklines:Intense, Word-sized Graphics)
These are small graphs about the same height and width as common words. They are not out of place in the text of a document.
Sparklines give the reader a snapshot of the data that quickly supports the material being discussed.
The Sparkmaker can create Sparklines for Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. They can also be produced in HTML.
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<Doug Klippert@ 3:29 AM
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