Excel Chapter 3 Mid-Level 1 – Airports 
Exp19 Excel Ch03 ML1 Airports
Project Description:
As an analyst for the airline industry, you track the number of passengers at the top six major U.S. airports: Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), and New York (JFK). You researched passenger data and created a worksheet that lists the number of total yearly passengers at the top six airports. To prepare for an upcoming meeting, you will create a clustered column chart to compare the number of passengers at each airport. Then, you will create a line chart that compares trends over time. Next, you will create a bar chart to compare the passenger count for the latest year of data available and then emphasize the airport with the largest number of passenger traffic. Finally, you want to insert sparklines to visually represent trends in passengers at each airport over the 10-year period.
Start Excel. Download and open the file named Exp19_Excel_Ch03_ML1_Airports.xlsx. Grader has automatically added   your last name to the beginning of the filename.
You want to create a   clustered column chart to depict the passenger counts at the six airports   over several years.
Use Quick Analysis to create a clustered column chart for the range A4:L10.   Cut the chart and paste it in cell A15.
You want to customize   the column chart with a chart title, display the years as a data series,   enlarge the chart to be easier to read, and apply a chart style.
•Type Passengers by Top U.S. Airports as the chart title.
•Swap the data on the category axis and in the legend.
•Set a 3.5″ height and 11.4″ width.
•Apply the Style 7 chart style.
The value axis takes   up a lot of space for the numbers. You will adjust the value axis to simplify   it.
•Change the display units to Millions for the value axis.
•Edit the axis title to display Millions of Passengers.
You want to focus on   the 2016 data series by adding data labels.
Display data labels above the columns for the 2016 data series only.
Applying a fill color   to the chart area will make the chart visually appealing.
Apply the Light Gradient – Accent 2 preset gradient fill to the chart area.
A best practice is to   add Alt Text to a chart for accessibility compliance.
Add Alt Text: The chart displays the number of passengers in millions   for the top six airports from 2006 to 2016. (including the period).
When you change the   workbook theme, Excel applies that theme to the chart styles.
Change the workbook theme to Slice.
You want to create a   bar chart to display passenger counts for only one year.
Create a recommended clustered bar chart for the range A5:A10 and L5:L10 and move   the chart to a chart sheet named Bar Chart.
You want to customize   the bar chart.
•Change the chart color to Colorful Palette 3.
•Enter Passengers at Top 6 U.S. Airports in 2016 as the chart title.
•Apply the Style 5 chart style.
•Add Alt Text: The bar chart shows passengers at Top 6 U.S.   Airports in 2016. Atlanta had the most passengers. (including the   period).
Modifying the axes   will improve readability of the bar chart.
•Change the font size to 10 for the category axis and value axis.
•Change the value axis Maximum Bound to 1.1E8.
You will format a   data point so that it stands out and then add gridlines to enhance   readability in the bar chart.
•Format the Atlanta data point with Dark Blue, Text 2 fill color.
•Add Primary Minor Vertical gridlines.
A line chart   effectively shows trends over time for the passenger counts at the different   airports.
Create a line chart using the range A4:L10 in the Passenger worksheet and   move the chart to a chart sheet named Line Chart. Add a chart title   Passengers at U.S. Airports 2006-2016 and bold the title.
You want to customize   the line chart.
•Set the Minimum Bound at 4.0E7 for the value axis. The Maximum   Bound should change to 1.1E8 automatically.
•Set the Vertical (Value) Axis Display units to Millions. Delete the Vertical   (Value) Axis Display Units Label from the upper-left corner of the chart. Add   a value axis title In Millions.
•Change the font size to 10 for the value axis and category axis.
•Move the legend to the top.
•Filter the chart by deselecting the odd-numbered years.
•Add Alt Text: The line chart displays trends for top six   U.S. airports from 2006 to 2016 at two-year intervals. (including the   period).
Sparklines provide a   simple visualization to represent data in a worksheet.
Display the Passenger worksheet and insert Line sparklines in the range   M5:M10 to illustrate the data in the range B5:L10.
You want to customize   the sparklines to point out high and low points.
•Show the high and low points in each sparkline.
•Apply Black, Text 1 color to the high point marker in each sparkline
On the Questions   worksheet, type the answer to the first question in cell A2. Enter only the   airport code.
Answer the other questions by typing in the answers in cells A3, A4, A5, and   A6.
Group the Bar Chart   and Line Chart sheets and insert a footer with Exploring Series on the left side, the   sheet name code in the center, and the file name code on the right on all   worksheets. Group the Passenger and Questions sheets and insert a footer with   the same data. Change to Normal view.
Set page formats for   the Passenger worksheet.
Select Legal paper size, select Landscape orientation, set 0.3″ left and right   margins, and scale to fit 1 page.
Save and close Exp19_Excel_Ch03_ML1_Airports.xlsx.   Exit Excel. Submit the file as directed.