What is Chart in Excel? What are the different types of Charts in Excel?
Charts allow presenting data entered in the worksheet in a visual format using a variety of graph types.
Before making a chart, first, enter data into a worksheet.
Column Charts: They compare distinct items. In this chart category axis is horizontal (Xaxis) and the value axis is vertical (Y-axis). It is important to keep the number of series in a column chart to a minimum. Many series cause the column to become narrow and difficult to analyze. Column charts are used for making comparisons.
Bar Charts: Compare different items or show single items at different intervals. It is similar to a column chart except that the chart value axis is horizontal (X-axis) and the category axis is vertical (Y-axis).
Area Charts: They show the relative contributions of each value to a total over time.
Line Charts: These charts are useful to compare the trends over time.
Pie Charts: The chart shows the proportion of each part value to the total value in a data series. They are used to show proportional sales figures or representation of different categories of the population like workers/non-workers, male/female, adults/children, etc.