First, we will present the basic types of charts using categorical variables, and then we will show how to present numerical variables in charts.
To create a frequency chart, click on `Add chart´ in the ribbon toolbar. In the window simply choose the desired variable, in our example `Department’:
Immediately a chart will be added to the report.
Under the tabs `Content ´, ‘Layout’, ‘Resize’ etc. we can edit the default settings for the chart and OfficeReports will respond immediately. Read more about the available options in the section General Chart Functions.
To create a cross chart, click on the `Add Chart´ button and select a primary variable, in our example, `Department’. Select the variable `Gender´ as Banner variable in the drop-down menu.
When creating a cross chart the `Content´ tab will contain some special options. The `Percentage type´ option allows the user to choose how the total percentage should be spread over the chart.
Percentage type: Column
The chart to the right is based on Column percentages. Male = 100%, Female = 100%.
Percentage type: Row
In this chart, each pair of rows equal 100 percent.
Percentage type: Total
In this chart, all the columns combined equal 100 percent, so every piece of the chart is included (with a total of 100 percent).