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In order to make a graph in Microsoft Word 2010, follow these steps.
- Log in into your PC.
- Open Microsoft Word
- In the Ribbon, select the Insert Tab.
- Select Chart.
- Word will now allow you to choose the Chart Type. For this example, we will choose the most basic chart available.
- Select Line from the left column and choose the Stacked Line with Markers, as is shown below. Click OK.
- This is initial graph that Word generates:
- To add a Title to the graph: In Chart Tools, navigate to Chart Layout and select an available layout with a Title.
- The resulting Graph/Chart will now have a Title. To edit the Title, click and type, as shown below.
- In order to edit any of the Categories, Data, and Series click on the Graph and select Edit Data from the Ribbon command.
- Word will now open an Excel Chart. It looks like this:
- Here, make any desired changes to your graph’s data.
- After some changes, the graph looks like this.
- Now, jazz up some effects for your graph. You can customize your current graph, by clicking Design in Chart Tools.
- 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.
- Word will give you options to change the Chart Type
- The same linear graph chart will look different as a 3-D Cone.
- Experiment with aesthetics by either changing Chart Type or jazzing the effects to the current Chart.
- For example: to the previous purple 3-D Cone seen above, change to 3-D Cylinder and change Style 26 in Chart Tools>Design.
- The resulting graph/chart will look like this:
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