TABLES, CHARTS AND GRAPHS IN webEd
If the table, chart or graph you want to build consists mainly of rectangles, you can go ahead and do it directly using only
webEd itself. This is done by using TEXT widgets. Since the text widgets have no border, you can distinguish one cell or
bar from another by varying the background colour of the text widgets. In order to cut down the work involved, you can
make a single cell or bar, put some standard text in it with given font, size and colour etc. (for subsequent alteration
perhaps), and then CLONE the cell or bar (using COPY and PASTE) as many times as you need.
To demonstrate this, I built an example table and bar chart as shown below. The table was done exclusively using webEd,
but was then captured from the browser screen to convert into a picture (with the colours inverted). The bar chart was
built in a similar way, but the sideways text "% change" had to be done when subsequently using Photoshop.
In order to make charts or graphs which are not based on rectangles, you need an alternative method, and
fortunately this is very easy. The image of the pie chart shown below was very quickly produced at the
wonderful NCES "Create a Graph" site:
In no time you will have the image of the bar, line, area, pie or XY chart you need for introduction into a webEd