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How to Create a Bar Chart

A simple tutorial helps you learn how to draw a bar chart and increase your understanding and work more effectively with our Bar Chart Software.

Bar Chart

Bar Chart Subtypes

The bar charts show the comparison of one or more series of data points very effectively. But the clustered bar chart is especially useful in comparing multiple data series.

Clustered bar and 3D clustered bar

Clustered bar

Stacked bar and 3D stacked bar

Stacked bar

100% stacked bar and 3D 100% stacked bar

100% stacked bar

How to Draw a Bar Chart

Open the Bar Chart Template from the Chart library. Drag the shape from library to start your bar chart.

Edit Bar Chart Data

Double click value text on bar to edit the chart data, the bar width changes according to the rate of bar value and axis max value.

edit bar chart data

Note: In 100% stacked bar chart you cannot edit the bar percentage value directly. You need to select the category sub shape and drag the yellow diamond handle to change the bar width and percentage value.

Change Bar Height

Select the chart > Vertically move the yellow diamond handle on right side of the first category.

Change bar height

Set Bar Fill Style

Select a series of sub shape in any category or a legend sub shape > Change the selected shape fill style,then Edraw applies the fill style to all of the series shapes.

Set bar fill style

Change the Category Interval

Click Change the Interval on chart action menu to set the value, the interval value should be greater than or equal to 0.

Bar interval

Add a Category

Click Add a Category on chart action menu.

Delete a Category

Click Delete a Category on chart action menu, you can also select the category sub shape and press- Delete key to delete it.

Set Category Number

Click Set Category Number on chart action menu, the minimum value is 1.

Set Series Number

Click Set Series Number on chart action menu, the minimum value is 1.

Set Axis Max Value

Click Set Max Value on chart action menu to set the axis max value.

Hide/Show Value Text

Click Hide/Show Value on chart action menu.

Change the Position of Value Text

Click Value Text Options on chart action menu, on Shape Data dialog click Text Position to choose the text position. This is not available in stacked and 100% stacked bar chart.

Change the Value Text Orientation

In clustered column chart, Click Value Text Options on chart action menu, on Shape Data dialog click Text Ang to choose the text orientation. In stacked and 100% stacked bar chart, click Vertical Text on chart action menu.

Set Value Precision

Click Precision on chart action menu to set the precision of column value and axis value.

Hide/Show Axis

Click Hide/Show Axis on chart action menu.

Hide/Show Legend

Click Hide/Show Legend on chart action menu.

Move Legend

Select legend sub shape > Move it to the position you want.

Share the Bar Chart

When you complete the bar chart, you can save it as the project file for revision later. You can print it or export it in the html, pdf, svg, transparent png format. You can also export it to MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint with one click.

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