Charts and Maps Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add annotations to a chart?

In the chart editor, there is a tab called Annotations. In it, there are several annotation options that can be included in the charts. They can be added by clicking on their name:

  • Texts
  • Lines (horizontal, vertical and more)
  • Circles
  • Boxes
  • Crosses
  • Drawings with a pencil

How to edit an existing chart?

To edit an existing chart, it must be your own or belong to a repository in which you have editor or administrator permissions. If you meet this condition, when you go to the chart link, in the lower right corner there is an icon called Edit. Click on it, it will take you to the chart editor to make any necessary changes.

Don't forget to go to the Publish tab and click on the Update chart when finished.

How do I replicate an existing chart?

To edit an existing chart, it must be your own or belong to a repository in which you have editor or administrator permissions. If you meet this condition, click on the Edit button and in the Publish tab there is a Save as new button that will replicate the chart.

How do I change the colors and aesthetics of my graphics?

To change the colors and aesthetics of the charts, go to the Customize tab. There you can choose axis numbers, change axis appearance, choose timeline, color scheme and more. In case you want to choose specific colors and not a color scheme, go to the Data tab. Click on the brush next to the variable name and select the desired color.

How do I download the data that is in a chart?

You must go to the link of the chart in question. In the lower right corner there is a button called Download. This allows you to download the chart as an image or download the data with which the chart is made in csv format (the blue button).

How do I share a chart?

You must go to the link of the chart in question. In the lower right corner is this button:When you click on it, these options appear: -Share on Twitter -Share on Facebook -Embed it -Share it in other ways -Copy the link

Luciano Cohan

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Luciano Cohan

Co-Fundador de Alphacast. Ex Subsecretario de Programación Macroeconómica. Data Science. Creando una plataforma para el trabajo colaborativo en economías

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