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How do you create a tally sheet in Excel?

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Create a tally sheet in Excel by creating a new spreadsheet with two columns. Write a category in each of the left hand column's rows; for example, if you asked people what their favorite TV show is, the left column would contain the names of the different shows that people told you. The right-hand column contains each category's frequency; if 20 people said they like "Game of Thrones," enter "20" next to the "Game of Thrones" row.

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If you are using the tally sheet to count events, such as the number of cars that pass through an intersection, leave the right-hand column blank. The left-hand column still includes information regarding what the sheet counts. Use the empty column as a space to enter the tally marks.

Name each column to complete the tally. Present the information as a graph by highlighting all of the data and selecting Excel's Insert tab. Select the style of graph you wish to create, and use the Layout tools to fine-tune the formatting. Label the chart's axes and add a legend and a title for the finished chart.

A wide variety of blank Excel templates are available online for free; to download templates, open Excel and select New. Search for keywords via the dialog box.

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