How to Make a Graph/Chart in Microsoft Word

Difficulty: Moderately Easy       Time: Medium

In order to make a graph in Microsoft Word 2010, follow these steps.

  1. Log in into your PC.
  2. Open Microsoft Word image
  3. In the Ribbon, select the Insert Tab.
  4. Select Chart. image
  5. Word will now allow you to choose the Chart Type. For this example, we will choose the most basic chart available.
  6. Select Line from the left column and choose the Stacked Line with Markers, as is shown below. Click OK.image
  7. This is initial graph that Word generates:image
  8. To add a Title to the graph: In Chart Tools, navigate to Chart Layout  and select an available layout with a Title.image
  9. The resulting Graph/Chart will now have a Title. To edit the Title, click and type, as shown below.image
  10. In order to edit any of the Categories, Data, and Series click on the Graph and select Edit Data from the Ribbon command.image
  11. Word will now open an Excel Chart. It looks like this:image
  12. Here, make any desired changes to your graph’s data.
  13. After some changes, the graph looks like this.image
  14. Now, jazz up some effects for your graph. You can customize your current graph, by clicking Design in Chart Tools.
  15. You can also change they type of graph, while conserving the data: Click Change Chart Type in the top left hand corner, as is shown.image
  16. Word will give you options to change the Chart Typeimage
  17. The same linear graph chart will look different as a 3-D Cone.image
  18. Experiment with aesthetics by either changing Chart Type  or jazzing the effects to the current Chart.
  19. For example: to the previous purple 3-D Cone seen above, change to 3-D Cylinder and change Style 26 in Chart Tools>Design.                  image
  20. The resulting graph/chart will look like this: image
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About Juan Balcazar

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4 thoughts on “How to Make a Graph/Chart in Microsoft Word

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