Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You can enter the data directly into the linked worksheet, or you can copy and paste it
from an existing Microsoft Access table, Word table, or Excel worksheet. You then
identify the chart data range in the linked worksheet to ensure that only the data you want
appears in the chart, and close the worksheet to plot the data.
By default, a chart is plotted based on the series of data points in the columns of the
attached worksheet, and these series are identified in the legend. You can tell PowerPoint
to plot the chart based on the series in the rows instead.
When a chart is active on a slide, the Design, Layout, and Format tool tabs are available
on the ribbon.
At any time after you plot data in the chart, you can reopen the attached worksheet and
edit the data; PowerPoint updates the chart to reflect your changes.