Working with Charts

Working with Charts

Identifying the parts of a chart

Have you ever read something you didn't fully understand, but when you saw a chart or graph the concept became clear and understandable? Charts are a visual representation of data. They make it easy to see comparisons, patterns, and trends in the data.

Chart Example

Source data

This is the range of cells that make up a chart. The chart is updated automatically whenever the information in these cells changes.


This is the title of the chart.


This is the chart key, which identifies what each color on the chart represents.


This is the vertical and horizontal parts of a chart. The vertical axis is often referred to as the Y axis, while the horizontal axis is referred to as the X axis.