Charts and graphs are very helpful when you are working with a lot of data. They turn abstract numbers into something that can be understood at a glance.
There are a lot of features that enable complex analysis, and presenting data in the form of charts or graphs is one of them. But, a lot of users want to know how to make a graph in Google Sheets?
In this article, you’ll learn how to make a bar graph in Google Sheets, how to customize it, its advantages, and get the idea for making other graphs or charts in Google Sheets.
A lot of people make bar graphs or charts to visualize their data. The reason for that is because they are very easy to interpret and ideal means for communicating categorical ranking and comparison of different datasets.
The chart and chart editor will appear, from there, you can select the type of graph you want to create, and customize your graph.
Making a line graph in Google sheets is similar to making a graph on excel. Following are step by step instructions to create a line graph in Google sheets. Let's say you want to create a graph on time vs distance.
After that, click on the next button named customization.
After you are satisfied with your graph, click insert graph at the bottom. Now you have your graph on sheet. You can change its size, click on the edit icon at the top-right side of the graph and edit the graph such as change the line color and thickness. You can also click on labels, or axis and edit, or change the minimum and maximum value. At last, click on the view only icon at the top of the edit icon.
After you make your graph in Google sheets, you can see a drop-down icon on the top-right side of the graph. When you click the icon, a drop-down menu appears, select the copy graph option. Open your Google doc, and past the graph, the Google doc will give you two options, either paste the linked Google sheets graph or paste the unlinked graph.
The difference between linked and unlinked graph is when you edit your graph on Google sheet, the linked graph will show an update button at the top-right side of the graph. When you click the update, the graph will change in your Google doc with the changes you make on Google sheets. The unlinked graph does not have this option, and you can not change it automatically with the Google sheets graph.
Now that you have learned all the charting tools, you can convey your message clearly and avoid clutter in the chart. If you are too busy to create a graph, you can turn your spreadsheets into beautiful reports using Whatagraph's Google Sheets Integration, an easy and quick way to create automated reports.
Published on Oct 28, 2019
Wendy is a data-oriented marketing geek who loves to read detective fiction or try new baking recipes. She writes articles on the latest industry updates or trends.
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