Create a pie chart in everviz

Follow the steps in this article to create a pie chart in everviz.

Pie charts are great for comparing the size of individual portions of the pie. Each portion (or category) represents of a percentage of the whole pie, so pie charts let you see quickly which categories are larger and which are smaller. Larger categories are more likely to be more important than smaller categories.

Categories could be the percentage of positive responses to particular questions, for example, or the percentage of a department’s contribution to a company’s bottom line.

The example we’ll create lets us see how each branch in a consulting company has performed during Q4. The pie chart lets us see quickly and clearly which branch has contributed the most revenue to the company’s total.

To create a pie chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Pie 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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