Creating a chart with text not numbers

How do I create a chart that has text values (freshman, sophomore, junior, 
senior) instead of numbers (1, 2, 3, 4)?

I have a column labeled "What is your class standing?" and below it is 166 
rows where people selected "Freshman," "Sophomore," etc.  I want to create a 
bar chart that counts how many people selected each of the four classes.


aj1152 (1)
11/10/2006 7:51:02 PM
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First of all, you will have numbers to plot. The words are your category 

Read how to turn a column of words like this into a histogram:

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"aj1152" <> wrote in message
> How do I create a chart that has text values (freshman, sophomore, junior,
> senior) instead of numbers (1, 2, 3, 4)?
> I have a column labeled "What is your class standing?" and below it is 166
> rows where people selected "Freshman," "Sophomore," etc.  I want to create 
> a
> bar chart that counts how many people selected each of the four classes.
> Thanks,
> Alan 

jonxlmvpNO (4558)
11/10/2006 9:04:43 PM

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