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Bar Charts: Regular or Stacked?

Bar Charts: Regular or Stacked?

Chart choosing is part art and part science. During workshops, I cover my chart choosing thought process in more detail. For now, let me save you hours of time with this not-so-secret secret: Start with a bar chart. Then, fine-tine your bar chart. Try your…

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Avoiding Diagonal Text in Your Charts

Avoiding Diagonal Text in Your Charts

I’ve been building portfolios of my work for a while. Over the past year or so I’ve been building an online portfolio of speaking and writing engagements. Before that, I collected paper copies of reports I worked on: Before The great sobering thing about portfolios is that…

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Dataviz Challenge #5: Can You Make a Diverging Stacked Bar Chart?

Dataviz Challenge #5: Can You Make a Diverging Stacked Bar Chart?

Last week I shared strategies for improving any chart’s colors. One of the examples was a diverging stacked bar chart: I love stacked bar charts because they’re pretty versatile, and because they’re a great chart for lots of evaluation and survey data. In my example,…

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Dataviz Challenge #3: Alternate Solution by Paul Denninger

Dataviz Challenge #3: Alternate Solution by Paul Denninger

Note from Ann: Last week I shared a dataviz how-to guide. Paul Denninger has a great alternative solution to share! He uses hidden bars, also known in the Excel community as floating bars or white bars, to build “two” charts in one. Enjoy! Getting excel…

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