Chart Components 4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business.
Why do you need to learn about charts? <ul><li>Why might you use a chart to present spreadsheet information? </li></ul><ul...
Is it a chart or a graph? <ul><li>A graph is a feature of a chart used to plot data. </li></ul><ul><li>The chart is the to...
Examples of business uses of charts <ul><li>To represent sales trends within the different departments of a store. </li></...
Graph and Chart Parts
Components of Graphs and Charts <ul><li>Y- axis - t he left vertical side; it contains the numerical data. </li></ul><ul><...
Data Series <ul><li>A collection of related values from the worksheet; one row/column on the spreadsheet. </li></ul>Data S...
Gridline <ul><li>Horizontal or vertical line that extends across the plot area of the graph to make it easier to read and ...
Plot Area <ul><li>The rectangular area bound by the category and values axes. </li></ul>Plot Area
Tick Mark <ul><li>Used to add clarification to the data categories. </li></ul>Tick Marks
Legend <ul><li>The object that explains the symbols, colors, or patterns used to differentiate the data. </li></ul>Legend
Data Label <ul><li>Single value or piece of data from the data series. </li></ul>Data Labels
Chart Title <ul><li>Describes the purpose and content. </li></ul>Title
Axis Titles <ul><li>Describe the x and y axis data. </li></ul>Axis Titles
Now it’s your turn!  See if you can identify all of the components and describe their functions. 7. 4. 1. 6. 5. 8. 3. 2. 9...
How’d you do? 1. Data Series 2. Chart Title 3. Y Axis Labels 4. Data Labels 5. Plot Area 6. Gridline 7. Legend 8. X Axis L...
Embedded vs. Separate <ul><li>An embedded chart is one that appears on the same sheet as the worksheet it represents. </li...
Linked Chart <ul><li>A linked chart is one that will change to reflect changes made to the spreadsheet it represents. </li...
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Chart Components

  1. 1. Chart Components 4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business.
  2. 2. Why do you need to learn about charts? <ul><li>Why might you use a chart to present spreadsheet information? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a chart do that a spreadsheet does not? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is it a chart or a graph? <ul><li>A graph is a feature of a chart used to plot data. </li></ul><ul><li>The chart is the total package that includes the title, value labels, and legend. </li></ul>Data Series
  4. 4. Examples of business uses of charts <ul><li>To represent sales trends within the different departments of a store. </li></ul><ul><li>To represent the contribution of individual employee sales to the total sales for a company. </li></ul><ul><li>To represent the percent of each expense to total expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>To explain stock price fluctuations to stock holders. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Graph and Chart Parts
  6. 6. Components of Graphs and Charts <ul><li>Y- axis - t he left vertical side; it contains the numerical data. </li></ul><ul><li>X-axis - t he bottom horizontal side; it contains the category information. </li></ul><ul><li>Data markers - represent values. </li></ul>Y-Axis X-Axis Data Marker
  7. 7. Data Series <ul><li>A collection of related values from the worksheet; one row/column on the spreadsheet. </li></ul>Data Series
  8. 8. Gridline <ul><li>Horizontal or vertical line that extends across the plot area of the graph to make it easier to read and understand the values. </li></ul>Gridline
  9. 9. Plot Area <ul><li>The rectangular area bound by the category and values axes. </li></ul>Plot Area
  10. 10. Tick Mark <ul><li>Used to add clarification to the data categories. </li></ul>Tick Marks
  11. 11. Legend <ul><li>The object that explains the symbols, colors, or patterns used to differentiate the data. </li></ul>Legend
  12. 12. Data Label <ul><li>Single value or piece of data from the data series. </li></ul>Data Labels
  13. 13. Chart Title <ul><li>Describes the purpose and content. </li></ul>Title
  14. 14. Axis Titles <ul><li>Describe the x and y axis data. </li></ul>Axis Titles
  15. 15. Now it’s your turn! See if you can identify all of the components and describe their functions. 7. 4. 1. 6. 5. 8. 3. 2. 9. 10.
  16. 16. How’d you do? 1. Data Series 2. Chart Title 3. Y Axis Labels 4. Data Labels 5. Plot Area 6. Gridline 7. Legend 8. X Axis Labels 9. X Axis Title 10. Tick Mark 7. 1. 6. 8. 5. 3. 2. 9. 4. 10.
  17. 17. Embedded vs. Separate <ul><li>An embedded chart is one that appears on the same sheet as the worksheet it represents. </li></ul><ul><li>A separate chart is one that does not appear on the same sheet as the worksheet it represents. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Linked Chart <ul><li>A linked chart is one that will change to reflect changes made to the spreadsheet it represents. </li></ul>
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