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4.2: Information for Spreadsheet Charts

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    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

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    3D Cluster Chart – Chart Elements

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    Adjustable Chart Elements

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

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    • Information For Spreadsheet Charts. Authored by: Fran Wells. License: CC BY: Attribution

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