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Creating a Basic Chart
Creating a Basic Chart
Lucky for us all, given how important charts can be to the effective use and distribution of our
data, they’re really easy to create. They’re even easier in Excel 2010, where simply selecting the data to
be charted and clicking a button for the type of chart you want—Column, Bar, Pie, Line, and so on—gives
you an instant chart.
Selected Data
Insert a
Chart
The Value Axis Allows
You to Quantify Each
Plotted Data Point
Each Column Is
a Data Point
The Category
Axis Identifies
Chart Data
Chart
Legend
Figure 11-1
The selected data on the left winds up in a chart—with just a few clicks of the mouse.
 
 
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