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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Chart Elements

Before you begin to create charts, you need to be familiar with the chart elements shown in Figure 12.1. Take a few moments to look over the elements of a chart. Figure 12.1 shows a basic column chart with various elements identified.

Figure 12.1. Chart elements.

Table 12.1 lists the chart terms and provides an explanation of each chart element that you need to keep in mind when you're working with charts.

Table 12.1. Excel's Chart Elements
ElementWhat It Is
Data seriesThe bars, pie wedges, or other elements that represent plotted values in a chart. Often, the data series corresponds to rows of data in your worksheet.
X-axisThe number ...

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