Understanding Excel Charts Tutorial
Understanding Charts and Graphics
If you are working with excel and want to show data visually for more clear understanding you will surely want to use Excel charts. Excel designers have found that there are three things that control the design of a chart.
Type of chart
Column charts use bars or columns to show visual data as shown in image below.
Line chart use lines to visualize figures of data in cells as shown in image below.
Pie Charts use circles or pies to visualize data as shown in image below.
We will learn how to choose the most appropriate chart for our requirement next.
The layout of a chart is the list of elements that a chart contains. We will see what chart elements build a complete chart.
These elements are titles, axis titles or legends. In image below you can see what the chart title and the axis title are.
What is a chart Style
Chart style mean different font color and font size in a chart different positioning of elements in a chart.
In the two images below you can see two charts with identical elements and types but different styles.
Above the two charts have the same elements same positioning but different font color and chart bars pattern.
Different font color, bar colors, and title styles are known as chart styles.