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How to Create a Bar Chart

Vertical bar chart, 3D bar chart and Cylindrical bar chart shapes.

  • Drag and drop bar chart shape from the library to your document. Vertical bar chart object 3D bar chart object Cylindrical bar chart object
    • Select the bar chart by mouse click. The Action menu icon appears.
    • Click on the icon to open Action menu.
    • To change bar number use Action menu commands Add bar, Remove bar, Set bar number.
    Vertical bar chart object with action menu
  • To set maximum value for vertical axis use Action menu command Set max value.
  • To change orientation of bar labels use Action menu command Values vertical/horizontal.
  • To hide or show values over the bars use Action menu command Hide/Show values.
  • To hide or show axises use Action menu command Hide/Show axis.
  • To change value in a bar select chart, then select bar and type new value. Vertical bar chart object selection
  • To add or change chart caption select bar chart and simply start typing.
  • To change orientation of category labels under horizontal axis use Action menu command Inclined/Horizontal labels.
  • To move category labels up and down select the bar chart and use control dot in the bottom right corner of the shape.
  • To change bar width and space between bars select the bar chart and use control dot on the horizontal axis.

Horizontal bar chart shape.

  • Drag and drop bar chart shape from the library to your document. Horizontal bar chart object
    • Select the bar chart by mouse click. The Action menu icon appears.
    • Click on the icon to open Action menu.
    • To change bar number use Action menu commands Add bar, Remove bar, Set bar number.
    Horizontal bar chart object with action menu
  • To set maximum value for horizontal axis use Action menu command Set max value.
  • To change orientation of bar labels use Action menu command Values vertical/horizontal.
  • To hide or show values to the right of the bars use Action menu command Hide/Show values.
  • To hide or show axises use Action menu command Hide/Show axis.
  • To change value in a bar select chart, then select bar and type new value. Horizontal bar chart object selection
  • To add or change chart caption select bar chart and simply start typing.
  • To move category labels horizontally select the bar chart and use control dot in the bottom left corner of the shape.
  • To change bar width and space between bars select the bar chart and use control dot on the vertical axis.

Double bar chart shape.

  • Drag and drop bar chart shape from the library to your document. Double bar chart object
    • Select the bar chart by mouse click. The Action menu icon appears.
    • Click on the triangle icon to open Action menu.
    • To change bar number use Action menu commands Add bar, Remove bar, Set bar number.
  • To set maximum value for vertical axis use Action menu command Set max value.
  • To change orientation of bar labels use Action menu command Values vertical/horizontal.
  • To hide or show values over the bars use Action menu command Hide/Show values.
  • To hide or show axises use Action menu command Hide/Show axis.
  • To change value in a bar select chart, then select bar and type new value. Double bar chart object selection
  • To add or change chart caption select bar chart and simply start typing.
  • To change orientation of category labels under horizontal axis use Action menu command Inclined/Horizontal labels.
  • To move category labels up and down select the bar chart and use control dot in the bottom right corner of the shape.
  • To change bar width and space between bars select the bar chart and use control dot on the horizontal axis.
  • To set category names select the bar chart, then select legend, and then select a category and start typing.
How to Create a Bar Chart *

Example 1. Double bar chart example - Changes in price indices.




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