Learn How to Plot Bar Graphs in Excel with easy steps and a simple example. A bar graph is a diagram with rectangular bars. The graph usually compares or shows the relationship between two different categories.
Microsoft Excel – Plotting Bar Graphs
A graph is a diagram that shows the relationships between two or more things. Bar graphs, pie charts, linear graphs, etc are some examples of a graph. Graphs are very useful tools to present the data in a meaningful way.
Let us take an easy example to see how can we plot a bar graph. I am using Excel 365 application but the same steps can be followed in other excel versions too.
Step 1: Make the Data Table
Our requirement is the data where 2 Categories are related. We have taken some random data as shown below i.e prices of the various articles.
Step 2: Select the table and Go to the Insert option in the Menu
Step 3: Go to Charts where all the graph options are available. Select the ‘Bar Graph’ option.
Step 4: Choose the bar graph style as per your requirements or choice. You will see your bar graph ready on the same sheet at the center.