Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding a Chart to Your Presentation
• Bar: The same as a column chart, except the columns are laid out
horizontally instead of vertically.
• Area: Similar to a line chart, but the areas beneath the lines are
• X Y (Scatter): Plots individual points using two values to represent
the X, Y coordinates.
• Stock: Plots high/low/close values.
• Surface: Similar to a line chart but represents the data as a
• Radar: Plots data relative to a central point rather than to X, Y axes.
• Combo: Lets you combine different chart types in a single chart.
6. Click OK.
PowerPoint whirs and grinds for a moment and then inserts the chart into
the slide, as shown in Figure 13-3. The reason for all the commotion is that
to insert the chart, PowerPoint must find out whether Excel is already
running. If not, PowerPoint launches Excel, as you can see in the figure.
Figure 13-3: A chart after it has been inserted into PowerPoint.
7. Change the sample data to something more realistic.
As you can see, the data for the chart is shown in a separate
spreadsheet window that resembles Excel, tiled alongside PowerPoint. You
need to edit the data in this spreadsheet to provide the data you want