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Starting a New Chart
FIGURE 12.4
Examples of chart types, from top left, clockwise: area, scatter, donut, and surface..
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TABLE 12.1 Chart Types in PowerPoint’s Charting Tool
Type
Description
Column
Vertical bars, optionally with multiple data series. Bars can be
clustered, stacked, or based on a percentage and either 2-D or
3-D.
Line
Shows values as points, and connects the points with a line.
Different series use different colors and/or line styles.
Pie
A circle broken into wedges to show how parts contribute to a
whole. This de-emphasizes the actual numeric values. In most
cases, this type is a single-series only. The donut variant is sim-
ilar to a pie but with multiple concentric rings so that multiple
series can be illustrated.
Bar
Just like a column chart, but horizontal.
Area
Just like a column chart, but with the spaces i lled in between
the bars.
XY (Scatter)
Shows values as points on both axes, but does not connect
them with a line. However, you can add trend lines. The bub-
ble variant uses bubbles of varying sizes to represent a third
data variable rather than each data point being a i xed size.
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