Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a pie chart, part of Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs.
- If you'd like to compare a set of data,…a pie chart can be quite useful.…The idea here is just like that…of a physical pie.…Everything adds up to a whole pie.…But you can slice it into pieces…to understand the relationship…or the size of each slice.…Now, if I was cutting up a pie at my household,…it'd be cut up into four even pieces.…My wife and two children and myself…would each take a slice.…Each piece would be 25% of the pie.…But of course in reality,…nobody wants the same size slice of the pie.…
Maybe somebody is a little bit hungrier…and they want a bigger piece.…Maybe some is gonna be left behind for another meal.…So you cut off the size of slices…that everyone wants and then…there's pieces left.…What happens here though is that…all of those pie pieces still add up to a whole pie.…So a pie chart is useful when you want to compare…the overall relationship.…How big is a piece of the pie,…compared to the whole pie?…So in this case here, I have color choices…that were chosen for the bicycles.…Let's select this information…
- Explain the steps to take to create a chart in Excel.
- Recall the options for customizing an existing chart within Excel.
- Determine which chart type fits best with a set of data.
- Summarize the process of creating a table.
- Identify strategies for clarifying a table.
- List the steps to take to add SmartArt to a project.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Chart Essentials
2. An Overview of Chart and Graph Types
3. Displaying Data with Tables
4. Working with SmartArt
Adding a SmartArt graphic3m 50s
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