MSExcel - Charts

One of the great things about spread sheets is just how easy it is to convert data in a table into a nice looking chart.
A chart is a graphical way of presenting data.

Charts are used to represent all types of information and there are a wide variety of different kinds. The most popular are bar charts and pie charts, like the ones below.

Can you guess which is a bar chart and which is a pie chart?
I hope so.

The steps to creating a chart in MSExcel are....
  1. Type in all of your data and format it nicely with table headings, colours, etc.
  2. Highlight the data that you want to chart and select Insert... Chart...
  3. Select your chart type and then move the chart to its own sheet
  4. Make alterations to your chart (labels, fonts, colours, etc) until you get it just right.