Microsoft Excel is the most popular
spreadsheet software available for
desktop computer. It is a
component of the very popular
Microsoft office application suite
and is fully integrated to effectively
interact with any of the other
Microsoft Office modules.
Charts provide an effective way of
presenting data and information.
Charts enhance the look of the
worksheet and present a large volume
of data in easy format.
Generating charts can help in making
comparisons, taking decisions and
forecasting weather reports.
Charts can easily be understood and
Graphical representations of data
looks more attractive.
Charts are capable of showing data
and information in a concise from.
MS-Excel 2003 allows to create many
different kinds of charts.
area chart – An area charts shows
the magnitude of change over time. It is a
stacked line chart with the lines filled with
color and shading. The data series
plotted one by one on the top of other.
bar chart - Bar chart display comparisons
among individual items. Bar charts organize
the categories vertically and values
horizontally. They are column charts drawn
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
column chart – A column chart uses
vertical bar to display values over different
categories. They are excellent at showing
variations in value over time.
Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4
lIne chart- Line charts are useful for
showing change in a value over a
period of time. Each of the data series
is plotted as a line of different color and
pIe chart – A pie chart displays
the contribution of each value to total.
It highlights the relationship in terms
of percentage of each value in a data
series. A pie chart represents only
one data series.
Other charts tat can also be created in MS-
Excel 2003 includes:
radar chart doughnut chart
Charts are a visual representation of
data in the worksheet. Charts make it
easy to see comparisons, patterns and
trends in the data.
MS Excel creates an embedded chart by
default. An embedded chart is placed on
the same worksheet as the source data
used to create it.
To embed a chart in a worksheet, perform
the steps given below
Click on the view menu and point the toolbar.
Click on chart option & Select the range of cells.
Click chart type, pull down arrow & select chart.
Open the chart options dialog box to add a title
to your chart.
Select the titles tab & type the title of the
chart in the Chart title text box.
Click on chart menu.
Select location option.
The Chart location dialog box will appears.
Select as new sheet option.
Click the OK button.
Sometimes you may want to create a chart and
place it on a separate sheet in the workbook.
This is called a chart sheet.
To move an embedded chart to a chart sheet,
perform the following steps.
Create an embedded chart.
Select the chart to be moved to a chart sheet.
To delete a chart, perform the
Click anywhere on the white space of
the chart area to select the chart.
Press the delete key on your keyboard.
Any embedded chart or chart sheet
can be deleted from a worksheet. A
chart sheet is deleted in the same
manner a worksheet is deleted.