While spreadsheets may be the workhorse of many offices, frankly they're not the prettiest things to look at.
Google thinks so too, and has released a few updates making it easier to visualise data with Google Sheets.
Seeing is believing
The Explore in Sheets feature uses machine learning to pluck insights from your data. You can ask questions, rather than enter equations, to unearth your metric mother-load. For example, “What are the average sales on weekends?’
Now Explore is getting smarter, and can build charts for you. Just ask what type of chart you want and what data it should include, and Explore (theoretically) does the rest.
There are also new tools for editing charts including custom colours and additional trend lines.
Synching across Sheets has also been beefed up. You can already updates charts in your documents and slides. Now you can update tables, too.
Finally, Google has updated keyboard shortcuts on Sheets, and improved the print interface so you can see your AI-created chart in all its glory.
Spreadsheets have never been more fun!