Excel XP charts let you illustrate your workbook data graphically to see trends. Also use charts in Excel XP to visualize comparisons.
Charts can be created in one of two ways in Excel XP: 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 XP 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 InsertChart on the menu bar, and follow the instructions in the wizard.