That's the good news. The bad news is that graphics are inherently complicated. Programs like Excel do their best to hide this fact, but if you ever try to customize a chart it quickly rears its ugly head. Have you ever spent a couple hours trying to fine-tune an Excel graph? More? The problem is that even simple graphs have lots of moving parts: the type (line, bar, scatter, etc); the color and thickness of lines, bars, or markers; title and axis labels; their location, fonts, and font sizes; tick marks (location, size); background color; grid lines (on or off); and so on. That's not an Excel problem, it's a problem with graphics in general.