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This is a basic column chart. The columns show volume. The value is a number at the top of the column instead of a y axis. It is easier for your audience to extract the information if the values are present rather than an lining the columns up with the y axis and/or gridlines.

A fair amount of text can be placed in the label below the horizontal baseline on the basic column chart, providing there are not too many columns. If you find that space is a problem fitting the labels in, select instead a bar chart. There is much more room for labels in the bar configuration.

Part of series: DD006 Data-Driven Charts 006 – Column Charts

Series Keywords: column, volume, x-axis timing, histogram

Column charts show volume. They are one of the most widely used and versatile chart types. Check the individual descriptions for each of these charts to understand each one's application. Also, the tutorial is helpful in understanding how to work with and format these charts.

When this page is downloaded and placed into your template, it will take on the default attributes of your template; but some adjustments may need to be made. Refer to the FAQ section dedicated to data-driven charts if you have any questions. There are also best practices focused on data-driven charts that would help you make good decisions when laying these charts out on a page.

Key search words: column, volume, x-axis timing, histogram

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