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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

Chart Components

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business.

why do you need to learn about charts
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

is it a chart or a graph
Data SeriesIs 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.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

examples of business uses of charts
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.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

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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.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

data series
Data SeriesData Series
  • A collection of related values from the worksheet; one row/column on the spreadsheet.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

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

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

plot area
Plot AreaPlot Area
  • The rectangular area bound by the category and values axes.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

tick mark
Tick MarksTick Mark
  • Used to add clarification to the data categories.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

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

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

data label
Data LabelsData Label
  • Single value or piece of data from the data series.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

chart title
TitleChart Title
  • Describes the purpose and content.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

axis titles
Axis TitlesAxis Titles
  • Describe the x and y axis data.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

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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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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

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

embedded vs separate
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.

4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

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

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4.02 Understand charts and graphs used in business

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