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Modifying the Appearance of a Chart

Modifying the Appearance of a Chart

If the way a chart plots its underlying data doesn’t fit your needs, you can change the chart type. Graph provides 18 different types for presenting your data. Common chart types include the following:

  • Column charts, which are good for showing how values change over time.

  • Bar charts, which are good for showing the values of several items at a single point in time.

  • Line graphs, which are good for showing erratic changes in values change over time.

  • Pie charts, which are good for showing how parts relate to the whole.

Each type has both two-dimensional and three-dimensional variations. To change the chart type, you can ...

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