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Bar graph maker features

Canva’s bar graph maker is ridiculously easy to use. We’ve made the process as simple and intuitive as possible – simply click to change the labels. And unlike other bar graph makers, Canva’s templates are created by professional designers. Tweak them to your tastes by adjusting the colors, fonts and more.

  • More than 20 professional types of graphs to choose from
  • Professionally designed templates to fast-track your workflow
  • Data visualization made easy – no complicated software to learn
  • Publish, share or download your high-resolution graph
  • Embed your bar graph in presentations, reports and more with no fuss
  • Easy drag-and-drop tools, made with the non-designer in mind

How to make a bar graph in five easy steps

  1. Create a design
  2. Select 'Elements' tab
  3. Search 'Charts'
  4. Select 'Bar Chart'
  5. Add your data

What is a bar graph?

A bar graph is a diagram that compares different values, with longer bars representing bigger numbers. Bar graphs are also known as bar charts. You can make a horizontal bar graph or a vertical bar graph. Use a bar graph when you want to show how different things compare in terms of size or value.

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Bar graphs that look good, too

Canva’s bar graphs don’t just show data – they look impressive, too. Our professional designers have done the hard work for you, creating a suite of stunning templates. They’re easy to customize – simply click to change the data, labels, colors and more. Use your favorite colors and fonts to get the look you want.

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Bring your whole team on board

Canva is made with teams in mind. Invite your team and control who can change what by giving View and Edit access. No more going back and forth over email to make minor adjustments – with Canva, your whole team can work on the same graph. Your graph is stored in the cloud, so you can access it wherever you have internet connection.

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Add your data with just a few clicks

Canva’s graph generator is the visual person’s solution for graphs. No more confusion between the X axis and Y axis. We’ve laid out everything in a template, so you can see exactly how everything fits together from the start. Add your data with just a few clicks. Click to change and add labels.

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Download, share or embed your bar chart

Share your bar graph with the world. You can download your design as an image file or a PDF, or you can share it via email or social media. You can even embed it on websites or in reports. Use it in a presentation, print it – the options are endless! And with Canva, they’re just one click away.

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Bar graph templates

Don’t waste time with complicated software. Canva’s bar graph templates are your shortcut to good-looking, easy-to-make bar graphs. Simply click on the graph to add your own data. Create your bar graph in minutes. Choose from the templates below to get started.

  • “When it came to design reports, Canva had a wide variety of simple easy to use templates that allowed me to easily plug in my graphs and information, and helped me to focus on the actual content instead of spending hours and hours on design.”
    Advertising Specialist
  • “My favorite aspect of Canva definitely has to be the ability to create infographics using Canva. I have used this feature many times throughout the past year to create different kinds of charts and graphs and they always turn out amazing!
  • “The ability to quickly develop graphics or graphs using stock materials or import our own reduces stress while increasing productivity. “
  • “Canva helps even the least experienced designer (me) make simple and professional-looking social media posts, and diagrams for my clients.”
    Marketing Manager
  • “Create great graphs and diagrams even as a non-designer.”
    Content Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Canva's bar graph maker free?
Yes! Signing up for Canva is completely free, and it's free to use. Most of Canva's pre-designed templates and images are free as well. Canva's premium templates, images or illustrations and purchase come at an extremely affordable price. If you don't want to pay, you can simply remove the premium elements from your design.
What are bar graphs used for?
A bar graph is used to compare data across different categories. Each bar represents a category. Taller or longer bars represent larger values; shorter bars represent smaller values.
How to create a bar chart in Excel or Microsoft Word?
Don't waste time on complicated software. You can create a bar chart in Canva in just a few clicks. Export it as an image file to embed in documents and reports.

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