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Chapter 8. Creating Charts > About Chart Types

About Chart Types

Keynote can create eight different types of charts, as shown in Table 8.1. Each type of chart is useful for displaying a particular kind of data.

Table 8.1. Chart Types
ICONCHART TYPEDESCRIPTION
Column ChartColumn charts show unique values. They are useful when comparing values, such as sales, over different time periods.
Stacked Column ChartStacked column charts, like area charts, display both individual values and the sum of several values for a given item.
Bar ChartBar charts, like column charts, show individual items and their relationship to one another.
Stacked Bar ChartThis variation of the bar chart is similar to the stacked column chart.
Line ChartLine charts show data trends over time or other intervals. They are useful for showing variations in values, such as stock prices.
Area ChartArea charts show the magnitude of change over time.
Stacked Area ChartStacked area charts show the magnitude of change over time, and they display both individual values and the sum of all values in the chart.
Pie ChartPie charts show proportional relationships between several values and a whole, often expressed as percentages.



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