How to Create a Column Chart

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Part 1: What is a Column Chart?

Column charts display data values in thin, vertical rectangles. The height of each rectangular column is indicative of the value of its category. Column charts can be used to show positive or negative values. The values run along the vertical axis of the chart, and the categories along the horizontal.

Column charts are frequently used in education and business settings, especially in areas where only a single value for each category needs to be displayed. It is incredibly simple for any user to read and understand. In addition, the varying heights of the columns make it useful for comparing data sets and categories against each other.

Part 2: Types of Column Charts

Clustered column and 3D clustered column

Clustered column and 3D clustered column

Stacked column and 3D stacked column

Stacked column and 3D stacked column

100% stacked column and 3D 100% stacked column

100% stacked column and 3D 100% stacked column

Part 3: How to Create a Column Chart

Step 1: Open EdrawMax from your computer, and navigate to [New] > [Graphs and Charts] > [Column].

Open EdrawMax

Step 2.1: Choose a pre-made template from the template gallery and open it. You will see the chart on the canvas with a lot of editing tools on the top menus and right panes.

open template

Step 2.2: After you open a blank doughnut chart template or insert one on the canvas, you can import the data by uploading files (XLSX or CSV) or pasting the data on the windows.

chart data -pane

Step 3: When the column chart is finished, you are able to save and export the creation to graphics(JPG, PNG), PDF, editable MS Office file format, SVG and Visio vsdx file format.

save and export file in EdrawMax

Step 4: Alternatively, you can share the chart via social media and sharing links. In addition, you can publish your diagram into EdrawMax's online template gallery.

share and publish file in EdrawMax


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Part 4: Column Chart Examples

Example 1: Stacked Column Chart

Stacked Column Chart

Example 2: Column Chart and List

Column Chart and List

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