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Graph IDEData Graphics ► Bar And Column Chart

A Bar or Column Chart is a Group of Rectangles and Labels that is created using a Spreadsheet. The figure below shows a column chart.

Each rectangle height of a column chart represents the dependent variable in the spreadsheet. Each rectangle width of a bar chart represents the dependent variable in the spreadsheet.

A bar or column chart can be constructed manually by creating rectangles and labels, aligning them appropriately and then grouping them. However, it is easier to use a Spreadsheet to create a bar or column chart.

When data in the spreadsheet is changed then the spreadsheet will also change the column or bar chart. If the spreadsheet that made the column or bar chart is deleted then the column or bar chart will still operate as a column or bar chart, but data derived properties such as rectangle lengths will need to be adjusted manually. For that reason, the spreadsheet should probably not be deleted unless the column or bar chart data is static. If the column or bar chart is ungrouped then the column or bar chart feature is deleted.

The column or bar chart group subgraphics (elements) can not be altered directly but the Graphic Navigator can be used to select an element of the group and then that element's attributes can be modified. When the data in the spreadsheet is modified then the column or bar chart will be updated and the existing element attributes will be maintained.

Inspector Editor

The Inspector Editor for a bar or column chart is the Group inspector editor.



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