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Creating Line Charts in Excel

Amy Esselman builds a line chart:

A line chart is a simple graph that is familiar to most audiences. Lines are great for showing continuous data, such as plotting how the value of something changes over time. In this post, we will cover how to create a line chart in Excel, using a sample dataset from a community exercise: table takeaways. The information is about an annual corporate fundraiser to provide meals to those in need. You can download the file here to follow along as we build the line chart. 

It might be that I’ve spent too much time in Power BI but creating charts in Excel seems a lot harder than it needs to be. This is especially true once you throw some unused columns into the mix.