Want a quick glance at your data trends without creating charts?
Well now you can with Excel Sparklines!
Brought in with the release of 2010, these sparklines sit neatly within a cell and capture the trends for selected data on a row by row basis.
Simple and easy to insert, all you have to do is select the cell or cells where you want the sparklines to appear, then from the Insert Ribbon choose from one of the three types of Sparklines, Line, Column or Win/Loss.
Even though the sparkline is sitting on the cell or cells, you can still type text into the cell enhancing the effect of your sparkline.
Add Marker points to emphasise the highs and lows, or change the sparkline type to display the data differently.