Appendix C Creating Charts in Excel


The spreadsheet program Excel does a good job of creating charts from numeric data. The following are some basic steps to create a chart. (The steps may differ slightly according to the version of Excel you have.)

  1. Enter your data into the cells in an Excel spreadsheet and drag over it so that those cells are selected. Click on the chart icon. That will get you into Excel’s Chart Wizard.


  2. Chart Wizard is a multistep process that Excel uses to draw the chart. The first thing to do is select the type of chart that you want it to draw.

  3. Chart Wizard will make an initial drawing of your chart. ...

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