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Clarify Your Charts Using Data Labels

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Creating a chart is one of the best ways to draw important conclusions from a set of data. Although visual charts are easier to digest than countless rows of spreadsheet cells, they still fall short when it comes to showing you more detailed numerical data. Thanks to a recent update to Google Sheets it is now possible to fill that gap using a tool called Data Labels.

Data Labels add the numerical values into a chart, so in addition to seeing trends visually, you can also see them numerically. A line chart that shows a budget increasing from around $500 to around $600 now can show you that the budget actually changed from $502 to $595. In a business setting, every detail matters. Adding Data Labels is easy and can be very impactful for those who like to summarize data into charts but still want to see the specific numbers to back it up.

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