15 Information for Spreadsheet Charts

Information for Spreadsheet Charts

Charts help express data in a table. Before creating a chart, consider the following:

1. Purpose of the chart – what information do you want to emphasize.

2. Results to display – which chart is appropriate.

3. Determine what data to illustrate in the chart – sometimes there is a need to select great quantity of data and other times just a small amount. Different chart types display in distinctive ways.

4. Understand of elements of a chart – (See 3-D cluster chart elements on page 2 for an explanation of terms for axis, legend, data labels, etc..)

Types of Charts

3D Cluster Chart – Chart Elements

Adjustable Chart Elements

(Found by clicking on Chart Tools, Design, Chart Layout Group)


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