Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Starting a New Chart
Data points. Each individual bar is a data point. The numeric value for that data
point corresponds to the height of the bar, measured against the value axis.
Walls. The walls are the areas behind the data points. On a 3-D chart, as shown in
Figure 12.1, there are both back and side walls. On a 2-D chart, there is only the
plot area behind the chart.
Floor. The fl oor is the area on which the data points sit. A fl oor appears only in
a 3-D chart.
Starting a New Chart
The main diffi culty with creating a chart in a non-spreadsheet application such as
PowerPoint is that there is no data table from which to pull the numbers. Therefore,
PowerPoint creates charts using data that you have entered in an Excel window. By default,
it contains sample data, which you can replace with your own data.
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You can place a new chart on a slide in two ways: You can either use a chart placeholder
from a layout or place one manually. Follow these steps to place a chart:
1. On the Insert tab, click Chart. Or, click the Insert Chart icon on the content
placeholder. The Insert Chart dialog box opens (Figure 12.2).
FIGURE 12.2
Select the desired chart type.
Next, select a subtype
by clicking an icon.
First, select a
chart type.
Preview of
selected
subtype
 
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