Create an area chart in everviz

Follow the steps in this article to create an area chart in everviz.

Area charts are great for seeing how a variable’s value changes over time or another variable. You can compare the changing values of multiple categories in a single area chart to see how one category performs against another.

The example we’ll create lets us compare a country’s immigration, emigration and net migration figures over an eight-year period. This means we can then see how those three categories changed relative to each other and gain insight on migration trends. 

To create an area chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Area from the Chart type section to the left of the chart wizard’s screen. Notice that the preview pane changes to reflect the chart type you’ve chosen
  • Click Next to move to the Data step where you can enter this data for your chart
  • Click the top-left cell (A1) in the data table and press CTRL+A to select all the data in it
  • Press the delete key to remove the example data
  • Copy this example data and paste it into the data table at the top-left cell (A1). You’ll see the newly added data reflected in the preview chart
  • Click Next to move to the Design screen where you can choose a theme for your chart. Click an available theme to see how it looks, or stick with the default theme
  • Click Next to move to the Text & Annotations screen where you can add contextual information to your chart, such as a title, axis labels and a caption
  • Click Next to move to the Save or Publish screen where you can save your chart for later amendment or use, or publish your chart
  • Alternatively, you can click the Continue in Editor button to edit the chart further with more granular options
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