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What is a Sample Chart

Sample Charts are an excellent way of condensing significant quantities of data into easy-to-understand formats that emphasize the points you want to create. They are a handy visualization tool and are usually used in business meetings to present the current status of a company. Charts are made of table, pie, bar, line, or diagram of data information turned into a graph.

How to Create a Sample Chart

There are a lot of kinds of charts, some of them are radar chart, process flow, workflow, Gantt chart, organizational chart, flow chart, pie chart, comparison chart, histogram, project organization chart, and many more. The name and the form of the chart will depend on the purpose of the chart. Whatever type of chart you are planning to make, we have sample chart templates above, and you can follow the steps below on how to make a chart.

1. Determine the Purpose

You cannot start forming the chart if you do not know what the purpose of your chart is. As mentioned above, the form of the chart will depend on the target. Before anything else, determine first the use of the chart. Why are you making a chart? What is the chart for? When you are done answering those questions, then you will be able to identify the type of chart you are going to graph.

2. Gather the Data

It will be impossible to form the graph if you do not have the data. Gather the data that you need to input on the chart you will be making. The data should be reliable and the correct information that needs to be graphed. The pervasive data that is required on the chart is the growth of sales or attendance of a particular topic.

3. Use Different Colors

To distinguish and differentiate the variables of the chart, using different colors is a big help. But, remember only to use six colors in one chart so that it will not look overbearing. Use colors that are soft and not irritating in the eyes. To be safe, use complementary colors.

4. Write Labels

Inserting labels in each line and bar of the graph will give information on what data they presented. Be sure to provide names on each representation of the data and make it easy to understand. For pie graphs, place the label inside the circle on its corresponding part. Labels serve as the title of each section that represents specific data on the chart.

5. Add Captions

A brief description to explain each label of the graph will make the audience understand more. If you want the chart to be arranged appropriately, indicate legends on the chart and emphasize on the legend of the brief description. Do not get confused between labels and captions, remember that labels are titles of the line, bar, or part of the graph while captions are the further explanation of the labels.