A line chart (also called a line plot or line graph) is a graph that uses a line to connect individual data points. The line chart displays quantitative values over a specified time interval. Line charts are often used to describe the historical price movements of an asset or security in finance. This video will show you how to create a line chart in Visual Paradigm Online.

What is a line chart?

A line chart is a chart type of built-in Excel where each data series is plotted as a separate line. Line charts are a great way to show the changes or trends over time. Line charts can handle more categories and more data points than column or bar charts without becoming too cluttered. Line charts can be customized to show or hide data markers of various shapes and sizes.

Line Chart Advantages & Disadvantages


Simple, easy to read, and create.
Clear representation of multiple data series with many data points.
Good for show trends over time.
Can show the positive and negative values.


Difficult to read when lines overlap frequently.

How to create a line chart?

  1. In VP Online, you can create a line chart by selecting the Charts tool, then dragging the line chart into your design.

  2. You can go to Format Panel, Chart, and Edit data, to alter the data of the chart in a spreadsheet. Easily edit your data in an intuitive spreadsheet editor. Visual Paradigm Online makes it simple to enter your information and turn it into a stunning chart.

  3. You can also alter the chart data by directly drag & drop the lines in the chart.

  4. You can change the chart style in the Format panel. Visual Paradigm Online supports a rich set of style options for all chart types. You can easily customize your chart to match your company’s brand colors and fonts or choose the color that matches your topic. Customize everything, from the fonts and colors to the position of titles and legends in a few clicks.

Chart Templates

Visual Paradigm Online free chart maker features a wide range of professional chart templates. You just need to select a template to get started, and then enter your data to get instant results. Try to choose a beautiful template that you want, and easily create your own line chart.