Excel charts help make data organization and presentation effective and effortless. When it comes to large numbers, having people use their imaginations just doesn’t work that well. With the use of charts and graphs, this problem can be easily solved. The most effective and convenient way to make charts and graphs is through Excel. You want to know how convenient it can get? Through Excel, you can type in data and use the appropriate formula to be able to come up with a presentable chart. There are different varieties of charts available in Excel that you can use for different types of data. You may check out the chart samples provided below for your reference.

Excel Chart Samples

1. Timeline Chart Sample

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A timeline chart shows data in chronological order. The data is being presented with horizontal bar graphs, which clearly shows the length of time a particular era existed as well as the year it started and ended. Creating a timeline or a time chart using this graph makes it easier for learners to understand and visualize what is being discussed or taught to them.

2. Run Chart Sample Template

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A run chart is a type of chart that uses a line graph to record and display data that has been observed over a period of time or in a time sequence. This sample provides a separate sheet to be used as a template and another sheet that details the instructions or procedures on how to properly interpret run charts. If you need help with a run chart, this one will definitely be of great help to you.

3. Pareto Chart Sample Template

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Named after Vilfredo Pareto, a Pareto chart is made up of a line graph and a bar graph that is merged into one chart. It is a very powerful and reliable tool that is used in showing or presenting the importance of problems and their causes. In this type of chart, the bar graph shows individual values in descending order while the line graph shows the cumulative total. Use the sample Pareto chart template shown above as your own template sheet. Simply follow the instructions and you should be able to build your chart in no time!

4. Dynamic Baseline Stacked Column Chart

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A stacked column chart or a stacked bar chart is a basic type of Excel chart that is used to compare part-to-whole data over a period of time. It’s called a stacked column chart because the data series are stacked on top of each other in a vertical column, which makes it easy to compare the column lengths in each stack. If you need this kind of chart, the simple sample we have above would be a good choice, especially for starters.

5. Bar Chart with Percentage Labels

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Bar charts are the simplest and easiest Excel chart type to make. This type of chart is perfect for presenting simple data and makes clear visual aid for those who want to show some color and shape in their reports. Instructions and other details regarding the use and creation of a bar chart or bar graph is provided in the sample above. You will also be able to easily add percentage labels on your graph to make it look more detailed.

6. Cluster Stacked Chart Sample Template

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The cluster stacked chart is a type of stacked column chart that is modified or grouped together in a cluster so that like or similar data can be arranged side by side in the chart or graph. If you do not know how to make one, this sample template will show you how. It provides instruction links that will help you build your own cluster chart and learn more about it.

7. Basic Excel Chart Samples

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Looking for a sample that provides more than one type of Excel chart? Well, let’s say your search is over. Just check out the basic Excel chart samples in the sample above. What you will find in the sample are details about Excel charts, methods on how to build them, a gallery of the charts, and details on how to customize your charts.

8. Spider Chart Template

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The chart sample above may look a bit complicated or intimidating, but it is actually an easy way to present or plot data with one or more groups of values over multiple common variables. In other words, it is an easy way to show multivariate data. You can also use the sample as your own template and create your very own spider chart conveniently.

9. Different Excel Chart Samples

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This is another document where you can check out and learn about different Excel chart samples. With this document, you will learn how to make good charts, like bar charts, histograms, data series charts, pie charts, line charts, scatter charts, etc. Everything that you want to know and need to know about Excel charts are provided here. This makes a good reference material to help you out with picking the right chart for the data you have at hand.

10. Bubble Chart Excel Template

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A bubble chart is a variation of another Excel chart called a scatter chart. In a scatter chart, coordinates are used to present data. In a bubble chart, the coordinate points are replaced with a bubble instead of the usual dots. If you need to make a bubble chart of your own, this sample will surely be of help to you.

11. Burndown Chart Sample

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A burndown chart is a graphical representation of two factors, namely work left to do versus time. The chart is used to predict the estimated time when the actual work will be completed. This type of chart is perfect for determining due dates of projects and certain long-term tasks.

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