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Posted by James Freeman | 12/23/2019

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Creating area chart with free templates and examples. Area chart has never been easier.

Area Chart

An area chart (also called area graph) displays graphically quantitive data which is based on the line chart. The area between axis and line are commonly emphasized with colors, textures and hatchings. Area charts emphasize the magnitude of change over time and can draw attention to the total value across a trend. Area charts are typically used to represent cumulated totals over time and are the conventional way to display stacked lines.
Generally one compares with an area chart two or more quantities. If you compare too many quantities with an area chart, data series with smaller values that are plotted in the back of an area chart may be completely or partially hidden behind data series with larger values that are plotted in front of them. However, in Edraw software, you can use transparency to show the entire outline of smaller data series through any larger data series in front.

Area Chart Software

Area Chart Software

Edraw provides a quick and easy way to create area chart. It's a vector-based software with rich examples and templates. You can simply input your data file, and Edraw will automatically generate an area chart for you instead of drawing by yourself. You can apply custom-designed themes and can also export it to PDF or a variety of other graphics formats just as easily.
Video Tutorial - Create an Area Chart
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Area Chart Symbols

Edraw area chart templates offer you many area shapes, such as area and step area.

Area Chart Symbols

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Area Chart Example

Have a look at this clear and neat area chart example to get more ideas on area chart design. You can also download and make full use of this customizable template.

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