- Locating and Inserting Clip Art
- Inserting a Picture
- Adding a Quick Style to a Picture
- Applying a Shape to a Picture
- Applying Picture Effects
- Applying a Border to a Picture
- Modifying Picture Brightness and Contrast
- Recoloring a Picture
- Modifying Picture Size
- Cropping and Rotating a Picture
- Creating WordArt Text
- Formatting WordArt Text
- Modifying WordArt Text Position
- Creating SmartArt Graphics
- Formatting a SmartArt Graphic
- Modifying a SmartArt Graphic
- Creating an Organization Chart
- Modifying an Organization Chart
- Inserting and Creating a Chart
- Changing a Chart Type
- Changing a Chart Layout Style
- Changing Chart Titles
- Changing Chart Labels
- Editing Chart Data
- Sharing Information Between Programs
- Linking and Embedding Objects
- Flagging Documents for Follow Up
Inserting and Creating a Chart
A chart provides a visual, graphical representation of numerical data. Charts add visual interest and useful information represented by lines, bars, pie slices, or other markers. A group of data values from a worksheet row or column of data makes up a data series. Each data series has a unique color or pattern on the chart. Titles on the chart, horizontal (x-axis), and vertical (y-axis) identify the data. Gridlines are horizontal and vertical lines to help the reader determine data values in a chart. When you choose to place the chart on an existing sheet, rather than on a new sheet, the chart is called an embedded object. You can then resize or move it just as you would any graphic object. Office 2008 programs now use Microsoft Excel (New!) to embed and display a chart instead of Microsoft Graph.
Insert and Create a Chart
- Select the data you want to use to create a chart (Excel).
- Click the Charts tab on the Elements Gallery.
- Click one of the tabs (All, Area, Bar, Bubble, Column, Doughnut, Line, Pie, Radar, Stock, Surface, X Y (Scatter)) to display the type of Chart style you want.
Click one of the Chart styles.
You can click the arrows on the right to display more styles.
Microsoft Excel opens (from Word or PowerPoint), displaying sample data, which you can change.
Use Excel commands to import or enter the chart data you want.
If you inserted the chart from Word or PowerPoint, switch back.
- A chart appears on the document as an embedded chart.
- To delete the chart, select it, and then press Delete.
- To create a chart sheet (Excel), click the Insert menu, point to Sheet, and then click Chart Sheet.