Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 3: Creating Charts and Graphs from Your Data
Chapter 3: Creating Charts
and Graphs from Your Data
In This Chapter
Adding data bars to your reports
Making charts and graphs with the Chart Wizard
Drawing bar charts
Crafting line and area charts
Displaying pie and doughnut charts
Doing XY scatter and bubble charts
Changing the format of your chart
Charts and graphs often communicate the meaning of your data better
than columns of names and numbers do. (What’s the difference
between a chart and a graph? Actually, the two words mean the same thing,
so we’ll call them both charts from now on to save ink.) You can add a chart
to any report by using the chart control. Access 2013 has a feature called
data bars, which are little bar charts that can appear as part of any report.
Pulling Up a Seat at the Data Bar
You’ve probably heard of a bar chart, but who ever heard of a data bar?
Microsoft coined this term to describe little horizontal bars that you can
display on a report. If you display a bunch of data bars one below another,
you make a bar chart. Figure 3-1 shows a report with data bars showing the
number of each product sold. The data bar displays both a horizontal bar
and the quantity as a number.
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