Charts help bridge the gap between our spreadsheet data and the real world. I don’t remember where I first read that, it was years ago. But it is something I always tell my students. It is so true. At a glance, which is easier to understand?
This spreadsheet data?
Or this chart?
A thermometer chart shows you how much of a goal has been achieved. Such as how much money has been raised for an event.
Creating a thermometer type chart is one of the best visuals to present your data in an understandable way.
This type of chart is for a single point target and it is easy to create.
Watch my YouTube video here: Charting Progress Towards Goal – Video
Download instructions here: Charting progress toward a goal