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Chart Components 4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business. Why do you need to learn about charts? Why might you use a chart to present spreadsheet information? What does a chart do that a spreadsheet does not? Data Series Is it a chart or a graph?

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Chart Components

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business.


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Why do you need to learn about charts?

  • Why might you use a chart to present spreadsheet information?

  • What does a chart do that a spreadsheet does not?

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business


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Data Series

Is it a chart or a graph?

  • A graph is a feature of a chart used to plot data.

  • The chart is the total package that includes the title, value labels, and legend.

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Examples of business uses of charts

  • To represent sales trends within the different departments of a store.

  • To represent the contribution of individual employee sales to the total sales for a company.

  • To represent the percent of each expense to total expenses.

  • To explain stock price fluctuations to stock holders.

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Data Marker

Y-Axis

X-Axis

Components of Graphs and Charts

  • Y- axis - the left vertical side; it contains the numerical data.

  • X-axis - the bottom horizontal side; it contains the category information.

  • Data markers -represent values.

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Data Series

Data Series

  • A collection of related values from the worksheet; one row/column on the spreadsheet.

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Gridline

Gridline

  • Horizontal or vertical line that extends across the plot area of the graph to make it easier to read and understand the values.

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Plot Area

Plot Area

  • The rectangular area bound by the category and values axes.

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Tick Marks

Tick Mark

  • Used to add clarification to the data categories.

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Legend

Legend

  • The object that explains the symbols, colors, or patterns used to differentiate the data.

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Data Labels

Data Label

  • Single value or piece of data from the data series.

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Title

Chart Title

  • Describes the purpose and content.

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Axis Titles

Axis Titles

  • Describe the x and y axis data.

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Now it’s your turn!

See if you can identify all of the components and describe their functions.

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How’d you do?

1. Data Series

2. Chart Title

3. Y Axis Labels

4. Data Labels

5. Plot Area

6. Gridline

7. Legend

8. X Axis Labels

9. X Axis Title

10. Tick Mark

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Embedded vs. Separate

  • An embedded chart is one that appears on the same sheet as the worksheet it represents.

  • A separate chart is one that does not appear on the same sheet as the worksheet it represents.

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Linked Chart

  • A linked chart is one that will change to reflect changes made to the spreadsheet it represents.

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The End

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