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Creating a Chart
Creating a Chart
A chart provides a visual, graphical representation of numerical data. Charts add visual
interest and useful information represented by lines, bars, pie slices, or other markers. A
group of data values from a row or column of data makes up a data series . Each data
series has a unique color or pattern on the chart. Titles on the chart, horizontal (x-ax-
is), and vertical (y-axis) identify the data. Gridlines are horizontal and vertical lines to
make it easier to view data values. When you insert a chart, it’s placed as an embedded
object . Office programs use Excel to embed and display a chart. Start by selecting the
data, and then choosing the chart type best suited for presenting your data using the In-
sert tab or Quick Analysis button ( New ! ). If you’re not sure which type to select, you can
choose a recommended chart ( New ! ) based on the data. There are a wide variety of chart
types—2-D and 3-D—from which to choose.
Insert and Create a Chart
Select the data you want to use to create a chart.
To quickly create a chart, click the Quick Analysis button ( New ! ), click
Chart , and then click a chart button or click More Charts , and then click the
chart type you want..
To create a chart with more control, click the Insert tab, and then continue.
Use one of the following methods:
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