Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Starting a New Chart
2. In the list at the left, select the desired chart type. Column is selected by default
(and in Figure 12.2), but you can pick any type you like.
3. From the icons along the top of the dialog box, click the icon that best repre-
sents the subtype of chart you want. In Figure 12.2, the Clustered Column type is
selected. A sample of the selected chart subtype appears below the icons.
See Table 12.1 for an explanation of the chart types. Figure 12.3 and Figure 12.4
show examples of some of the chart types.
4. Click OK. The chart appears on the slide, and an Excel datasheet opens with sample
data.
5. Modify the sample data as needed. To change the range of cells that appear in
the chart, see the section “Redefi ning the Data Range” later in this chapter. If you
want, you can then close the Excel window to move it out of the way.
A chart inserted into PowerPoint is an embedded object; it exists only within PowerPoint, even though it is an Excel
chart.
After you have closed the Excel window, you can open it again by clicking Edit Data on the Chart Tools Design tab.
FIGURE 12.3
Examples of chart types, from top left, clockwise: column, line, bar, and pie.
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