How to create a chart in PowerPoint 2010

Many people are aware that Excel can be used to create great charts and graphs.  But did you know that you can also easily create a chart in PowerPoint?  The instructions below provide the bare-bone basics for creating a chart with Excel 2010.

Start PowerPoint and either open your presentation or start a new one.

Either create a new slide or go to the existing slide that will hold the chart.

From the ribbon, choose Insert, Illustrations, Chart.Choose Insert, Illustrations, Chart from the ribbon

Select the type of chart you want and click OK.Choose the type of chart you want

Enter your chart data into the Excel sheet that is displayed.Enter your chart data into the Excel spreadsheet

Close the Excel file by choosing File, Exit.

Use the ribbon’s Chart Tools tabs to customize the chart as needed.A picture of the finished chart

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