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What Is a Line Chart, and How Can I Create One Using Excel?

What Is a Line Chart, and How Can I Create One Using Excel?

A line chart is a visual representation of noncategorical data that uses a line to represent values of the x-axis. To create a line chart using Excel, follow these steps:

  • In a new worksheet, enter the categories as well as the number of times each category appears as in the following table, which shows quarterly income in thousands of dollars.
  • Highlight all the data.



Quarter 1


Quarter 2


Quarter 3


Quarter 4


If you are using the PC version, do the following:

  • Click the Insert tab and then click the Line icon.
  • Click the 2-D Line icon to produce the chart you see in Figure 34.1.

Figure 34.1 A simple line chart

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If you are using the Mac version ...

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