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Learning QlikView Data Visualization by Karl Pover

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Data visualization style guide for line charts

The data visualization style guides for line charts and bar charts are quite similar. Let's reinforce some principles and add a few new ones that are particular to line charts.

Rule 1 – use adequate labeling

All components of a chart should be made coherent by adequate labeling. We will use Tahoma as the font for all the labels and use a font size between 8 and 10.

Chart labels

The first label should convey the intention of the chart to the audience. Repeat the same steps we performed for the bar chart to make the following changes:

  1. Change the caption title to Net sales by month/year in the General tab.
  2. Change the font to Tahoma and the font size to 10 in the Caption tab.
  3. Remove the title located within ...

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