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You can display the information contained in Table 4 in the shape of a chart as in illustration 28. Here is how to go about it:

  1. Mark the whole table (rows and columns) using left mouse button.
  2. Choose menu Insert › Object › Chart.
  3. In the pop-up window choose the kind of chart you want (e.g. bar instead of columns) and add a title.
  4. Confirm your choices pressing Finish
  5. Right click on your Chart to provide it with a meaningful Caption.

Note that as soon as you click on a graph, the symbols on your menu change, offering you a number of shortcuts. Double and triple clicks on the various areas of your chart offer you further options.

Documentation note.png Note: Be careful not to clutter up your page with too many graphs and illustrations. Should one graph overlap with another, add one empty paragraph below the first graph and make your second graph Anchor to this new empty paragraph. Every graph or frame needs a separate anchor point – usually a paragraph, though you could also anchor it to the page or treat it as a single character. This shows that OpenOffice Writer is primarily a text programme and not a layout programme – for fancy layouts use the open source programme Scribus.

'Illustration 28: Source: See table 4

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