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Learning QlikView Data Visualization by Karl Pover

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Data visualization style guide for bar charts

A data visualization style guide is a set of rules aimed to increase a chart's data density while at the same time respecting usability. Each chart type has its particular rules and we will revisit this style guide for each chart type. First, let's look at the guide for bar charts.

Rule 1 – use adequate labeling

Each component of a chart should be correctly labeled and understandable. We use Tahoma as the font for all labels. The font size ranges between 8 and 10.

Chart labels

The first label should inform the chart's intent to the audience. Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the chart object and select Properties…
  2. In the General tab, type Top-selling customers based on net sales into the Window Title textbox. ...

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