Chart Types

Definition

The chart type determines how your data is represented in the graphic. You can select a chart type and a chart subtype.

Use

The following chart types are available:

  • Column chart (clustered, stacked and 100% stacked, 3-D visual effect, cylinder, cone and pyramid).

For more information, see Column Charts.

  • Bar chart (clustered, stacked and 100% stacked, cylinder, cone and pyramid).

For more information, see Bar Charts.

  • Line chart

For more information, see Line Charts.

  • Pie chart.

For more information, see Pie Charts.

  • XY scatter chart (dots can also be joined with lines).

For more information, see XY (Scatter) Charts.

  • Area chart (clustered, stacked and 100% stacked)

For more information, see Area Charts.

  • Doughnut chart.

For more information, see Doughnut Charts.

  • Radar chart

For more information, see Radar Charts.

  • Surface chart

For more information, see Surface Charts.

  • Cone, cylinder and pyramid charts

For more information, see Cone, Cylinder and Pyramid Charts.

  • Milestone charts and step charts

For more information, see Milestone Charts or Step Charts.

  • Histograms (allow you to display a standard distribution as well)

For more information, see Histograms.

You can specify the chart type using the property pages as described for the individual chart types.