Microsoft Word Tip 4: Quick Charts

by | Apr 23, 2019

Visuals can make your report easier to understand and allow you to show off polished presentation skills at work. In earlier versions of Microsoft Word, you would need to link your word document to a separate Excel file to convert a simple list into a pie chart or cluster column. Now you can do it all from within your existing Word document with two clicks. The third step is just to put what you want into that table.   

Here are the steps to take for adding a chart to your document:

Step 1: Select ‘Chart’ from the ‘Insert’ tab.

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Step 2: Select the Chart type that you would like to add, then click okay.  A Cluster Column is chosen by default, and in this instance, we just needed to click ‘okay.’ 

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Step 3: After you hit okay, the chart will be added to your document, and a mini table will pop up for you to edit as you like. Everything you change in that table will change in the visual chart. 

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And don’t worry, you can always change it again by right-clicking the chart and selecting ‘edit data.’.

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