Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating a Basic Chart
2. Choose the chart type you want to create by clicking it in the left pane of the Insert
Chart dialog box.
The gallery area on the right shows the various styles available for the chart type you
selected. Click OK to create the chart.
The default chart in the type you selected appears in the document on the left side
of the Word window; on the right side of the window, Excel displays a datasheet that
includes placeholder data (see Figure 16-8). You can now modify the data so it is
relevant to your document.
3. Click the close box to close the datasheet, and the chart in your document is updated
Figure 16-8 As soon as you create the chart, a datasheet with placeholder data appears.
Replace the data with your own, and the chart is updated automatically.
That’s all there is to adding your first chart to a Word document. But now comes the fun
part—enhancing the chart with the Word Chart Tools.