Create interactive table charts to educate your audience

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An interactive table is one of the most universal and common ways to share data. Audiences react well to the structured and organized format, which makes complex or vast amounts of data  more understandable and engaging.

Tables can be used in a variety of industries, including media, research, education, data analysis, and communication.

Read on to learn the basics of where to use interactive tables, the types of tables Infogram offers, how to get started, and frequently asked questions. Don’t worry, we’re handling the complicated technical pieces, allowing you to focus on creating engaging, exciting, and educational content that will delight your customers.

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Browse all table templates

Ready to make your own interactive tables? Infogram has over 200 customizable templates. We recommend browsing this selection for inspiration; you’ll be amazed by the options and places you can take your content.

Column Chart
Column Chart
Line Chart
Line Chart
Table Chart
Table Chart
Pictoral Bar Chart
Pictoral Bar Chart
Radial Chart
Radial Chart
Semi circle Chart
Semi circle Chart
Funnel Chart
Funnel Chart
Column Stacked Chart
Column Stacked Chart
Bar Chart
Bar Chart
Pie Chart
Pie Chart
Wordcloud Chart
Wordcloud Chart
Doughnut Chart
Doughnut Chart
Pictoral Chart
Pictoral Chart
Column Grouped Chart
Column Grouped Chart
Bar Stacked Chart
Bar Stacked Chart

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When to use interactive tables?

When choosing how to share your data in an engaging and interactive way, be aware of the benefits of using tables versus charts. Tables are typically used to communicate with our verbal system, while charts interact with our visual systems

Tables require a bit more reading than charts, so it is recommended that they are used in formats where text limits aren’t a concern (presentations, reports, or ebooks). If your audience is engaging with your content on a smartphone or tablet, be careful using a table with a lot of text and data points, as it could be too hard to read in that format. 

Data visualization expert Stephen Few suggests you use tables in the following scenarios:

1. The display will be used to look up individual values.

2. It will be used to compare individual values but not an entire series of values to one another.

3. Precise values are required.

4. Both summary and detail values are included.

Infogram’s interactive tables help your audience draw better conclusions as they search and sort through data. You can also add icons, images, and flags to cells to create more engaging content.

How do I create a table?

You can make a table in 5 easy steps:

1. Join Infogram to make a table.

2. Select the chart type ‘table’.

3. Upload or copy and paste your data.

4. Customize the table layout and style (add icons, or change fonts and colors).

5. Download your table or embed it on your website.

What are the best practices for creating reporting tables?

1. Ask yourself how your table will be used and define your audience.

2. Make your table as simple as possible and stay data-focused.

3. Label your column and row headers — it makes your information easier to navigate.

4. Try to avoid merging cells and nesting tables unless it makes your data easier to read.

5. Consider removing gridlines to increase readability.

6. Always include the source(s) of your data.

7. Arrange your data into groups whenever applicable.

8. Information should have a clear sequence (e.g., Q2 after Q1).

9. If you want to display ratios, they should appear after the value they represent.

10. If you show aggregated values, visually separate them from the rest of the data.

11. Use a subtle fill color to help the reader scan your table more easily.

12. Numbers should be aligned to the right to make it easier to compare. Text can be aligned left, but you might prefer to center it for readability.

13. Use color or formatting to draw the viewer to specific values (cells) in your table.

How do I change chart icons?

Icons are a great way to visualize ideas and compare different variables. Now you really can compare apples, oranges, and bananas

To use different icons in the pictorial charts

1. Click to select your chart.

2. Expand the Icons tab in the right sidebar.

From there, you can change icons for each of your data categories (represented by rows in your chart's data table).

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How do I add text?

Give your projects a sense of structure by using text elements with predefined styles and a typographic hierarchy. This will allow your audience to navigate and understand your ideas more effectively.

To add text

A. From the project editor, click on the Add text button on the left-side toolbar.

B. Choose a text element, then drag and drop it onto the canvas.

These are the available text element options

1. Title: Used as a primary heading to name the project.

2. Subtitles: Used as a secondary heading to name sub-sections in your project.

3. Body text: Usually the most-read text element on the page. Make sure to derive other text element sizes from the body text size.

4. Caption text: Highlights the essence of a chart or map. Captions can be written in just a few words or a few sentences. Keep it short to make it most effective.

5. Quote: A reproduction of what another person said or wrote. For example, use quotes to convey customer reviews.

6. Facts & figures and Centered fact and figure: Both elements are text-based charts with icons. Best used to highlight interesting facts.

7. Table chart: A great option for displaying data with both textual and numeric columns.

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How do I link charts and maps by tab name?

This setting allows you to link charts with tab names and navigate through them simultaneously to create more engaging and interactive reports.

Switching between multiple tabs is possible when charts, maps, and tables contain tabs with identical names.

To link charts and maps by tab name:

1. Insert multiple columns or sheets into your data set to add tabs. Make sure to give related tabs the same name.

2. Select the option to Link charts by tab names in the project settings on the right.

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