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Bar Charts

Let's begin with the Problem/Solution approach by looking at an all-too-typical numeric slide, the bar chart in Figure 8.1. (Please see Figure 2 in the insert for the color version of Figure 8.1.) You've probably encountered this type of graphic in many presentations. This example depicts six years of steady sales growth in the history of an up-and-coming company, information that ought to play an exciting role in telling the company's story.

Figure 8.1. How not to design a bar chart.



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