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Building charts to display data
building charts to display data
One of the best ways to help your readers understand numer-
ical or time-related data is to include a chart or graph. Data
visualization can make it clear where there are peaks and
valleys much more easily than will combing through a table of
data sheet, or you can copy data from a Word table or from an
Excel worksheet and then paste the table into the chart’s data
sheet. If you’re working with a large amount of data, you can
create the chart in Excel, copy that chart, and then paste it into
your Word document.
Word 2013 includes a chart feature, based on the capabilities
of Microsoft Excel 2013, with which you can create impres-
sive visualizations. The chart that’s visible in your document is
associated with a data sheet, which remains hidden unless you
choose to edit the data. You can type numbers into the chart’s
The same chart feature is also included in Microsoft PowerPoint
2013. You can copy a chart from Word and paste it onto a slide
in PowerPoint, or vice versa. The data associated with the chart
and all of the chart’s formatting are copied between the pro-
grams, and the chart remains fully editable.
Insert a chart
1 Click in your document at the location where you want to insert a
2 On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Chart.
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