Excel charts let you illustrate your workbook data graphically to see trends. Also use charts in Excel to visualize comparisons.
Charts can be created in either of two ways in Excel 2003: embedded charts and chart sheets. Excel creates an embedded chart by default. An embedded chart is placed on the same worksheet as the source data that was used to create it.
Different charts work best with different data. A pie chart, for example, can only display one data series at a time.
Excel 2003 includes a four-step Chart Wizard you can use to guide you through the steps for creating a chart. Highlight the cell range you want to chart, choose Insert Chart on the menu bar, and follow the instructions in the wizard.