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Chart of the Month – September 2013 – Bar Chart Layout

What do you do when the labels for the bars are long? Or maybe it's necessary to show two bar charts on the slide, both having labels with a lot of text. This Chart of the Month is a nice way to lay out the information. The labels were created as text fields rather than in the chart worksheet. Place the text fields over each bar, making sure that the labels are left aligned perfectly with the left edge of the bar. Also make sure that you distribute these labels so that they appear uniformly spaced and positioned.

This Chart of the Month layout is perfect for small audiences or printed and distributed. There are times when it is appropriate to present a lot of information.

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