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Charts and Graphs: Microsoft by Bill Jelen

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4. Creating Charts That Show Differences

Comparing Entities

Whereas Chapter 3, “Creating Charts That Show Trends,” was concerned with the progression of a trend over time, this chapter focuses on demonstrating the differences between entities. For example, you can use Excel charts to compare each sales region versus the others or your company versus the competitors. In addition, when you want to compare the differences among a handful of entities, a bar chart is the perfect choice because the reader can clearly see the differences between the entities. ...

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