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Excel Column Chart Step by Step Tutorial

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Create a Column Chart in Excel
Excel Column Chart

Excel Column Chart

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Column Chart Overview

Bar graphs or "column charts" as they are known in Excel are most often used to show amounts or the number of times a value occurs.

The amounts are displayed using a vertical bar or rectangle. The taller the column, the greater number of times the value occurs.

Column charts make it easy to see the differences in the data being compared.

Excel Column Chart Step by Step Tutorial

Following the steps in this tutorial walks you through creating and formatting the column chart seen in the image above.

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