Microsoft Office Basic Training: Add a Chart

Business training for making charts in microsoft word

Sometimes the best way to make complex data in your document understandable is to create a chart to display the data visually.

In this blog, we will show you just how easy this is in Microsoft Office!

  1. Select the place in the document where you want to insert the chart.
  2. Select Insert > Chart.
  3. Select the type of chart you want, and then select OK.
  4. In the spreadsheet, enter your data.

Check out Microsoft’s Instructional Video Below:


Here are a few things to keep in mind as you create the chart and enter your data –

  • The default selection for adding a chart is a Column, but you have different options to choose from.
  • As you fill in categories, the new names automatically appear in the chart as they’re typed in.
  • For the series, add headings—this might be a name that describes what each group of data is.
  • As you enter your data across cells, the chart updates to show the new values entered.
  • Finish entering your data, and then select Close.

We hope this post in our series of Microsoft Office training has been useful!


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