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7. 5 Tips for Formatting Charts

Learn 5 tips for improving the formatting of your pie charts.

Here is a list of the 5 tips for reference.

  1. Remove the legend and add the category names to the data labels.
  2. Use data labels sparingly on Clear Winner charts that contain a lot of slices.
  3. Keep colors to a minimum and use color to help tell the story.
  4. Tell the story of the chart with additional text to help the reader quickly interpret the data.
  5. Don’t be afraid to iterate on your data analysis and chart design.  It takes time to get it right.  No different than baking a pie. 😉