Create a word cloud chart in everviz

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

Word cloud charts are great for visualising the frequency of a word. The word list could come from a list of responses to a question such as, “How does this product make you feel?” or a block of text. Please note that everviz treats words that are spelled differently such as “dependent” and “dependant” as different words, so make sure your word list has been edited before uploading it to everviz if that is an important consideration for you. Please also note that the everviz word cloud generator is case sensitive, so “Positive” and “positive” are treated as different words. Punctuation such as exclamation marks and hyphens will also differentiate words, so “game-changer” will be treated as a separate word to “gamechanger”.

The example we’ll create lets us see how the reactions to a fictional product can be used to gauge an audience’s first impression. Words that are appear more frequently are rendered in a larger font size than less frequent words. This means that the presence of more positive words than negative words rendered large represents a positive first impression to the product.

To create a word cloud chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Word cloud 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 the data for your chart
  • You can either enter words directly into the blank data sheet shown or copy and paste data into it.
  • Copy this example data and paste it into the blank data sheet. 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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