Understanding the numerical data that a LibreOffice spreadsheet provides us will always be very beneficial, it will speak well of you as a professional. Calc from LibreOffice gives us the option to visually present the figures in a graph in your spreadsheet , you can make a dynamic bar or pie chart in Calc, they are an excellent support to better interpret the data we have recorded on the sheet. You will be delighted to know that we have prepared this post so you can learn how you can make one of these graphs.
It is important because the use of charts play an important role in understanding this data. With them it is easier to analyze, know, compare figures, situations and how they relate to each other. This allows our mind to better understand all those numbers presented.
Create your dynamic bar or pie chart using Calc in a few minutes
If you already have installed this program that comes with the free LibreOffice software , then open it and empty the data that you want to appear in the graph. It does not matter if there are many or few, the important thing is that they are well identified and organized so that our work becomes much easier.
As we all know, the spreadsheet has a set of cells that we can place in a range. Here both the cells with the titles will be present, as well as the figures assigned for them.
So what we will do is select the range of cells where all the information is. Once this is done, we go to the “Insert” section that we will place at the top of the page.
A tab with several options will be displayed, we will notice that almost at the end there is the one that interests us this time, the “Chart” button. We click and now we will have the “Graphics Wizard” available .
We will see how automatically, a column chart is already reflected in the spreadsheet that by default shows us the data. But let’s not worry, we have options to customize the information.
In the dialog that the ” Graphics Wizard ” window shows us on the left side, we find four steps to carry out the modifications. These are: 1. Type of chart; 2. Data range; 3. Data series and 4. Chart elements.
A pressing the first step, the right can select the chart type that queremo s . Here we will find the option “Bar” and “Circle” that we could also call cake.
Once we have selected the one we will use, we can assign a shape and if we want the graphic to be observed in 3D as well. As we customize the elements, we will see how the spreadsheet also changes.
If we already see that our bar or pie chart looks good, we press the “Finish” button and that’s it! It will be inserted into the sheet. We can also continue modifying it by pressing “Next”.
What other modifications can we make to our bar or pie chart?
Step 2, data range, shows us the cells where the information is and the variations that we can make in each row or column where there is data. We also assign which of the rows or columns we will place as a label.
Step 3, “Data Series” , is used when there are multiple data sets. Whereas the fourth step, “Graphic elements” , is used to assign titles, subtitles, descriptions, show captions and grids. Likewise, when making modifications in all these fields, we press “Finish” and our graph will be ready.
This LibreOffice Calc tool to create our dynamic bar or pie charts will help us a lot in the presentation and interpretation of the information . You can also export XML graphics files to a Calc spreadsheet easily. In this tutorial we wanted to show you how to use it when creating your own graph. Your opinion is important to us, so we want you to leave your comment in the box.