Line charts are ideal for showing trends over time. It displays data as a series of points connected by a line. This type of chart is best suited for showing data for a large number of groups. Line charts have the following chart subtypes:
Line and line with markers
Step line and step line with markers
An area chart displays data as areas filled with color or patterns. This type of chart is best suited for showing data for a limited number of groups.
Open the Line Chart Template from the Chart library. Drag the shape from library to start your line charts.
Edit Line Chart Data
Double click the value text above line point to edit the chart data, the line point position changes according to the rate of its point value and axis max value.
Change Line Marker Style
Select a line sub shape > Click the floating action button to change its marker style.
Change the Interval Between Line Points (category)
Select the chart > Horizontally move the yellow diamond handle on bottom of the second point (category).
Set Line Fill Style
Select a line sub shape, change its line style.
Note: Hold Shift key and click the color bar on bottom of the Edraw window to change line color.
Add a Category
Click Add a Category on chart action menu.
Delete a Category
Click Delete a Category on chart action menu, you can also select the category sub shape and press - Delete key to delete it.
Set Category Number
Click Set Category Number on chart action menu, the minimum value is 1.
Set Series Number
Click Set Series Number on chart action menu, the minimum value is 1.
Set Axis Max Value
Click Set Max Value on chart action menu to set the axis max value.
Hide/Show Value Text
Click Hide/Show Value on chart action menu.
Change the Position of Value Text
Click Value Text Options on chart action menu, on Shape Data dialog click Text Position to choose the text position. This is not available in stacked and 100% stacked bar chart.
Set Value Precision
Click Precision on chart action menu to set the precision of column value and axis value.
Click Hide/Show Axis on chart action menu.
Click Hide/Show Legend on chart action menu.
Select legend sub shape > Move it to the position you want.
Share the line chart
When you complete the line chart, you can save it as the project file for revision later. You can print it or export it as the html, pdf, svg, transparent png format. You can also export it to MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint with one click.Tweet