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People often don't know how to make Bar charts in Microsoft excel and get confused. Are you also the one? You are in the right place. 

This blog will not directly go through the theoretical procedure of making Bar charts, but we will first learn about Bar charts and their use. Furthermore, we will discuss making Bar charts in Microsoft excel of given data.

After reading this blog, you will know everything about Bar charts and how to make them. Knowing a Bar chart will help you to understand your data more efficiently.

So, won't you want to know how to make Bar charts in Microsoft excel?

Let's dive into the topic now to know more in detail.

Bar chart

A chart is a tool in Excel that allows you to explain data visually. Charts help your audience understand the significance of data and make comparisons and trends much easier to perceive. There are many types of charts, but here we will focus on the Bar chart. The horizontal form of a column chart is a bar chart. We use a bar chart if we have large text labels.

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Use of Bar chart

A bar chart is employed when you wish to demonstrate a distribution of data points or compare metric values across different subgroups of your data. We can see which categories are the most common or highest and how they relate to one another on a bar chart.

Properties of Bar Graph

Here are some essential properties of the Bar chart given below:

  • A standard base for all the bars should be there.
  • Equal width columns should be there in the bar chart.
  • The data value should be reflected in the height of the bar.
  • Each bar should have the same spacing between them.

Data Representation in Bar Chart

So, do you know how we create a Bar chart of given data? The steps below will show you how to make a Bar chart with similar results. We will utilize the data from the sample spreadsheet for this graph. You can either copy this data into your worksheet or create your own.

Let's start…

1. Select data range from A1:B7

Fruits Frequency
Mango 7
Apple 4
Banana 8
Pineapple 6
Watermelon  2
Orange 5


2. Now click on the Insert tab, then in the Charts group, click the Column symbol.

3. Under the 2-D bar heading, you will see Cluster bar; click on cluster bar.

Final result:

Here, we represented the data taken(Orange, Watermelon, Pineapple, Banana, Apple and Mango) by us in the form of Bar chart.


1. How can we change the Bar Chart title?

Double-click the title text box above the chart to modify the title text for a bar chart. You'll be able to alter or format the text as needed after that.

2. How can we remove the Bar Chart title?

If you wish to delete the chart title, choose your chart and click the "Chart Elements" icon on the right, graphically represented by a green "+" sign. To deselect the "Chart Title" option, click the checkbox next to it.

3. How can we Add and Edit Axis Labels?

Select your bar chart and click the green "Chart Elements" icon (the "+" icon) to add axis labels. Activate the "Axis Titles" checkbox from the "Chart Elements" menu.

Both the x-axis (at the bottom) and the y axis (at the top) should have axis labels (on the left). These will appear in the form of text boxes.

Double-click the text boxes next to each axis to edit the labels. Edit the text in each text box as needed, then select outside of the text box when you're through.

4. How can we use Bar chart style?

You can apply various chart themes (also known as styles) to your bar chart in Microsoft Excel. To use them, first select your chart, then click the "Chart Styles" icon on the right, which resembles a paintbrush.

A drop-down menu will appear under the "Style" area with a range of style possibilities. Change the visual appearance of your chart by choosing one of these styles, which includes modifying the bar arrangement and background.

5. How can we use Bar chart color?

In the "Color" area of the Chart Styles menu, we can change the colors in your chart. To apply those colors to your chart, select one color palette category.

Key Takeaways

In this article we have extensively discussed the topic of a Bar chart. Furthermore, we learned how to represent our data in the Bar chart.

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Topics covered
Bar chart
Use of Bar chart
Properties of Bar Graph
Data Representation in Bar Chart
Key Takeaways