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Framework: DD006 – dd006_v09


This chart is a variation of v08 and similar to how v06 presents data.

The column charts on this slide share column labels vertically. The top and bottom charts' labels are below the bottom chart. This chart configuration is good for comparing data between sets of charts. The first set is comprised of the top and bottom chart on left, the second set is the top and bottom chart in the center, etc.

When this many charts are on a page, it's best to select the type of data your presenting very carefully. Since the labels are very small under the horizontal baselines, you should probably choose to present timing, i.e., years, months, hours. If more spaces is needed for the text in the labels, switch to a bar chart 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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