Edit Chart Data

Charts allow you to present information contained in the worksheet in a graphic format. PowerPoint offers many types of charts including: Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, Scatter and more.  To view the charts available click the Insert tab on the Ribbon.


Create a Chart

To create a chart:

  • Click the Insert tab on the ribbon
  • Click the type of Chart you want to create
  • Insert the Data and Labels


Edit Chart Data

To edit chart data:

  • Click on the chart
  • Click Edit Data on the Design tab
  • Edit data in the spreadsheet


Modify a Chart

Once you have created a chart you can do several things to modify the chart.

To move the chart:

  • Click the Chart and Drag it another location on the same slide, or
  • Copy it to another slide
  • Choose the desired location and click Paste


To modify the chart size:

  • Click the Chart
  • Click on any of the corners and drop and drag to resize


To modify the labels and titles:

  • Click the chart
  • Click the green plus sign (+) on the side of the chart
  • Click the appropriate label to change and start typing


Chart Tools

The Chart Tools appear on the Ribbon when you click on the chart.  The tools are located on three tabs:  Design, Layout, and Format. 

Within the Design tab you can control the chart type, layout, styles, and location.


Within the Format tab you can adjust the Fill Colors and Word Styles.


Paste a Chart from Excel

  • Open the Excel worksheet
  • Select the chart
  • Click Copy on the Home tab
  • Go to the PowerPoint document where you want the chart located
  • Click Paste on the Home tab