Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Selecting table elements
PowerPoint of ers you 10 chart types and each type has an ideal use.
CHART NAME
DESCRIPTION
Area
Examine how values in different categories fluctuate over time
and see the cumulative change in values.
Bar
Compare values in different categories against one another,
usually over time. Data is displayed in horizontal bars.
Bubble
Examine data relationships by studying the size and location of
the bubbles that represent the relationships. Bubble charts are
often used in financial analysis and market research.
Column
Compare values in different categories against one another,
usually over time. Data is displayed in vertical columns.
Doughnut
See how values compare as percentages of a whole.
Pie
See how values compare as percentages of a whole. Data from
categories is displayed as a percentage of a whole.
Radar
Examine data as it relates to one central point. This kind of chart is
used to make subjective performance analyses.
XY (Scatter)
Compare different numeric data point sets in space to reveal
patterns and trends in data.
Stock
See how the value of an item fluctuates.
Surface
Examine color-coded data on a 3D surface to explore relationships
between data values.
Creating a chart
When you decide on the type of chart that would best represent your data, you can create
the chart in PowerPoint.
1
In the presentation, click on slide 4 in Slide view so that you can see the full view of the
slide entitled Flights to Rome .
2
On the Ribbon, click Insert and in the Illustrations group, click Chart.
Click Chart in the
Illustrations group.
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