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Microsoft Excel

When would you use a line chart?

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January 22, 2018 8:53AM

Line charts usually show how things change over a period of time, like monthly profits or annual attendances at sports events. It makes it easy to see how things have gone up or down and how they compare to other similar measurements. So in one of the previous examples, you could be showing monthly profits for different companies or regions, so there would be lots of lines on the chart.