Graphs are a colorful and informative way to represent data in your subject report. On this page, you’ll learn about the settings that all 360 graphs have in common.
Click New Graph on the top-left to add a new graph to your report.
To choose your graph type, click on an existing graph, then do one of the following:
- Click Graph Type on the toolbar above.
- Click Graph Options on the toolbar above, then select Graph Type.
In 360, there are over many variations of graphs to choose from, each with its own strengths. Click the links listed below to learn more about the special settings available for each.
Sometimes, the wording you used in your survey to make a question understandable will not translate well to a graph. Luckily, you can change the text in a graph without changing it anywhere else.
Double-click on any question text or choice names in your graph to change them.
Once you’re finished typing your new label, click Save.
To revert back to the original labels, double-click the label, erase all the text in the box, and press Save. When the changes are done loading, the original labels will be back.
Styling a Graph
Right click a graph and select Graph Options, or click the graph and then select Graph Options from the toolbar above. At the top of your list of Graph Options, you’ll see that you can adjust the font and colors for your graph.
For Font, you can adjust the font face, size, and color.
For Colors, you can click and drag colors to rearrange the order they appear in the graph, or you can click the dropdown arrow to choose a different color palette.
To change these settings for all graphs, not just one, check out the page on Subject Report Options.
Additional Dimension Options
Some graphs have an additional two style options.
For graphs that have 3D variations or added depth, you can decide how much the dimensions pop by adjusting 3D Depth.
You can adjust how see-through the colored parts are by adjusting Opacity. This allows you to see overlaps and dimension on 3D graphs.
Right click a graph and select Graph Options, or click the graph and then select Graph Options from the toolbar above to get a list of additional options for your graph.
Remember, for graphs with special options, check out the appropriate linked page above.
Selecting Show Values makes the numeric value of each data point appear above it.
When Truncate Labels is selected, choices with longer names are cut off with ellipses.
To get the full statement to display, make sure Truncate Labels is deselected.
Move Labels to Legend
When you select Move Labels to Legend, the choices/statements displayed by each colored portion of a graph will be moved to the Legend instead.
For questions with one dimension, like a multiple choice question, this will result in the labels just being moved.
For multidimensional questions, such as Matrix Tables, which have choices AND scale points, this option switches the location of the two dimensions.
Reverse Data Layers
When selected, this option will rearrange the order of the data on larger, more complex graphs.
Axis & Grid Lines
You can modify what axis lines appear on your graphs, as well as the labels that come with them.
- X Axis: Select this to include the X axis. When deselected, the line goes away, but labels on the X axis do not.
- Y Axis: Select this to include the Y Axis. When deselected, the line goes away, but the numbers along the Y axis do not.
- X Grid: Add horizontal lines across your graph for every interval.
Qtip: Determine the intervals of the X grid in the Graph Option called Axis Scale.
- Y Grid: Add vertical lines across your graph for every data point.
Qtip: Note that the X and Y Grid are switched in the horizontal bar chart.
- Hide Label Axis: Hide the answer choice labels.
- Hide Number Axis: Hide the number scale.
- Scale Min: Let the graph automatically determine a minimum value for the scale, or set one manually.
- Scale Max: Let the graph automatically determine a maximum value for the scale, or set one manually.
- Scale Step: Determine the intervals between the number axis. A scale with an interval of 1 will go 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., but a scale with an interval of 0.5 will go 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, etc.
To customize any of the values, navigate to where it says Define and click change in blue.
Determine where the legend appears on the graph, or remove it entirely by clicking None.
Determine the number of decimal places that appear in the numbers on your graph.
Determine the order of the data in the graph by changing the field or direction it is sorted by.
Hide choices or scoring categories from the graph. Items with checkmarks next to them are being shown in the graph.
For multi-dimensional questions, such as Matrix Tables, which have scale points and statements, you can choose to hide certain scale points from the graph. Items with checkmarks next to them are being shown in the graph.
Decide what format your graph data appears in.
- Count: The number of responses each choice received.
- Mean: The average score on a question.
- Standard Deviation: The average distance of the observations from their mean.
- Weighted Mean: Calculated by taking the total score of all items and dividing it by the number of items in the scoring category. For example, if your total score is 50, and there were 10 questions in the scoring category, your weighted mean would be 5. Since weighted mean forces all scoring categories onto the same scale, this makes it good for comparing scoring categories that add up to different total points.
- Weighted Standard Deviation: A standard deviation calculation that compensates for differences in sample size.
- Percentile: The percentile into which each choice fits.
Export the graph in PDF, PowerPoint, or Word format.
If you’ve made edits to the graph, this option will clear them out and revert the graph back to it’s original settings.