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How to Create a Column Chart

We offer a simple tutorial to help you learn how to draw a column chart and increase your understanding, and work more effectively with our Column Chart Software.

Column Chart

Column Chart Subtypes

The Column Chart very effectively shows the comparison of one or more series of data points. But the Clustered Column Chart is especially useful in comparing multiple data series.

Clustered column and 3D clustered column

Clustered column

Stacked column and 3D stacked column

Stacked column

100% stacked column and 3D 100% stacked column

100% stacked column

How to Draw a Column Chart

Open the Column Chart Template from the Chart library. Drag the shape from library to start your column chart.

Edit Column Chart Data

Double click value text on column to edit the chart data. The column height changes according to the rate of column value and axis max value.

edit column data

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

Change Column Width

Select the chart and move the yellow diamond handle on bottom of the first category.

Change column width

Set Series Fill Style

Select a series sub shape in any category or a legend sub shape. When changing the selected shape fill style, Edraw will apply the fill style to all of the series shapes.

Set series fill style

Change the Category Interval

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

category 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 column 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 column 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 column chart

When you complete the column 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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