Bar Charts

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Bar charts are side way column charts. They can be very useful especially if you prefer to read text in portrait style.

A bar chart shows information from left to right as opposed to column charts which go from bottom to top. Setting up the chart is easy.


A common problem with bar charts is the by default we think the order is wrong. It tends to go from the bottom to the top. So the months on the chart above go from March to January which doesn’t look right to us.

Again, don’t try and change the data. There is always an option to make this happen on a chart.

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