About Area Charts
The Area Chart is a great way to compare across scoring categories and visualize the gaps betweens scores. They represent each data source as shaded areas on a graph.
Area Charts have the same Graph Options as other general graphs. Visit the linked page for more details.
Below, all standard variations of the Area Chart are listed. In the upper-right corner of each chart, you’ll see the icon that corresponds to the graph on the Graph Type menu.
Qtip: Do you want to switch the location of the colored areas? For example, maybe you’d prefer the blue Self area to come in front of the purple Others. Just switch the order of the data sources in the graph, by clicking and dragging the icons next to the data sources:
3D Area Chart
Stacked Percent Area Chart
3D Stacked Percent Area Chart
Stacked Area Chart
3D Stacked Area Chart
The best set up for Area Charts is in comparing scoring categories. For each of the Area Charts displayed on this page, there are two data sources looking at all the scoring categories in the 360 project.
The fewer data points there are along the X Axis, the less area the chart can cover, so loading in only one category at a time doesn’t create a dynamic graph.
Matrix Table questions also work well with Area Charts if you select Use All Choices.