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Linux.com: Pepping Up OOo Writer Documents with Sparklines

Dec 13, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"Big graphs are not the only way to visualize data in a text document. Using a couple of tricks, you can spice up your OpenOffice.org Writer documents with sparklines--word-sized graphs embedded into text. Developed by infographic guru Edward Tufte, sparklines provide a simple yet effective way of visualizing data directly in the text body of the document.

"Although OpenOffice.org doesn't provide a dedicated sparkline feature, there are several ways to add sparkline graphics to your documents. For starters, you can manually construct sparklines using OpenOffice.org's own charting tools..."

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