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  • 1. Making ChartsLecture 16Zikria Mian
  • 2. Charts in Excel• A chart is a visual representation ofnumeric values. It is an object that Excelcreates upon request– The chart consists of one or more data series– There are several chart types, for example,line charts, pie charts, bar charts etc
  • 3. Charts in Excel (continued)• Charts are used in two formats– Embedded charts• On the worksheet• Can adjust size, proportions, borders etc• Can display data alongside– Chart sheets• WYSIWYG• Useful for printouts
  • 4. Creating a chart1. Make sure that your data is in order andappropriate for a chart2. Select range that contains your data3. Select chart type from insert tab4. Use the commands in chart tools toadjust the layout
  • 5. Creating a chart (continued)• Select data (B4 to E10)• Choosing chart type– Insert chartcolumnclustered column• Experiment with different layouts– Change rows to columns• Try other chart types• Try other chart styles
  • 6. Working with Charts• Moving and resizing• Copying chart• Deleting• Adding chart elements• Moving, deleting and formatting chartelements
  • 7. Chart Types• Compare item to other items• Compare data over time• Compare relationships• Frequency comparison• Identify unusual situations
  • 8. Summary• What is a chart• Creating charts in MS Excel 2007• How to edit charts• Overview of chart types