Chapter 9. Presenting Numbers by Using Data Charts
In this chapter
Find out how charts can make numbers understandable
Learn how to use the Microsoft Graph program
Explore the wide variety of chart types available in PowerPoint
Learn how to enter chart data and import it from other sources
Find out how to modify individual chart elements to make them more effective
For those of us who come from relatively nontechnical, nonnumeric backgrounds, the very thought of creating data charts causes fear and trepidation. You might ask “What is an x-axis anyway?” or “Why do I want an area chart instead of a pie chart?” Or perhaps you’re even asking whether you want to create a data chart at all.
In my experience, data charts—graphic representations of numeric information—can ...