- Locating and Inserting an Online Picture
- Inserting a Picture
- Inserting a Picture Screen Shot
- Adding an Artistic Style to a Picture
- Adding a Quick Style to a Picture
- Applying a Shape to a Picture
- Applying a Border to a Picture
- Applying Picture Effects
- Modifying Picture Size
- Compressing a Picture
- Correcting a Picture
- Recoloring a Picture
- Cropping and Rotating a Picture
- Removing a Picture Background
- Creating WordArt Text
- Formatting WordArt Text
- Applying WordArt Text Effects
- Modifying WordArt Text Position
- Creating SmartArt Graphics
- Formatting a SmartArt Graphic
- Modifying a SmartArt Graphic
- Adding Pictures to a SmartArt Graphic
- Creating an Organization Chart
- Inserting and Creating a Chart
- Changing a Chart Layout and Style
- Changing Chart Elements
- Formatting Line and Bar Charts
- Editing Chart Data
- Inserting Apps for Office Programs
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 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 insert a chart, it’s placed as an embedded object. Office programs use Microsoft Excel to embed and display a chart. You can then resize or move it just as you would any object. Start by choosing the chart type that is best suited for presenting your data. There are a wide variety of chart types, 2-D and 3-D formats, from which to choose. In Excel, you can also choose a recommended chart (New!) based on the data.
Insert and Create a Chart
- Select the data you want to use to create a chart.
- Click the Insert tab.
Use one of the following methods:
- All Chart Types. Click the Charts button or click the Charts Dialog Box Launcher (Excel), click the All Charts tab, click a category in the left pane, click a chart, and then click OK.
- Basic Chart Types. In Excel, click a chart button (Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, Scatter, Other Charts) in the Charts group, and then click the chart type you want.
- Recommended Charts. In Excel, click the Recommended Charts button (New!), click a chart in the left pane, and then click OK.
- To change the chart type, click the Change Chart Type button on the Design tab under Chart Tools.