Title Converting Multi-Component Charts to Pie Charts
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A method is described to give the user of an interactive draw graphics system an easy and obvious way to select data from a multi-component chart for inclusion in a pie chart. When converting a multi-component chart, the user may want to use all or only part of the data. In addition, he may want to compare sets of data or groups of data such as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The method presents the user with a pop-down, as shown in Fig. 3, that has a scaled-down version of the multi-component chart. The sets and groups of data are numbered. To include a particular set or group of data, the user selects the corresponding number. The bars or lines in the chart will highlight as they are selected so the user can see exactly which pieces of data are being converted. Fig. 4 shows the resulting pie charts.