Charts

Excel charts let you illustrate your workbook data graphically to see trends. Also use charts in Excel to visualize comparisons.

Chart layout and style

After inserting a chart, there are several things you may want to change about the way your data is displayed. It's easy to edit a chart's layout and style from the Design tab.

You can also use the chart formatting shortcut buttons to quickly add chart elements, change the chart style, and filter the chart data.

Screenshot of Excel 2013Chart formatting shortcuts