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Quick Reference > Chapter 7 Working with Charts

Chapter 7 Working with Charts

Page 151 To insert a chart

1.
Click the Word document where you want the chart to appear.

2.
On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Chart.

3.
Enter data in the datasheet accompanying the chart.

151 To size datasheet columns

1.
Point to the column heading border to the right of the column.

2.
When the pointer changes to a double-headed arrow, drag to the right until the column fits its longest entry.

156 To apply a different chart type

1.
Click the chart.

2.
On Graph’s Standard toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Chart Type button, and click the type of chart you want.

156 To format a data series in a chart

1.
Select the data series you want to format.

2.
On Graph’s Standard toolbar, click the Format Data Series button.

3.
Select the options you want to apply or click Fill Effects to open the Fill Effects dialog box.

4.
Select the options you want to apply.

5.
Click OK to close the Fill Effects dialog box, and then click OK to close the Format Data Series dialog box.

156 To toggle a chart’s horizontal gridlines on and off

On Graph’s Standard toolbar, click the Value Axis Gridlines button.

156 To change the position of the legend or format data labels in a chart

1.
On Graph’s Chart menu, click Chart Options.

2.
Click the appropriate tab, and then select the options you want.

156 To toggle the legend on and off

On Graph’s Standard toolbar, click the Legend button.

156 To show or hide a datasheet

On Graph’s Standard toolbar, click the View Datasheet button.

162 To insert an Excel worksheet into a chart

1.
Select cells into which you want to insert the worksheet.

2.
On Graph’s Standard toolbar, click the Import File button.

3.
Navigate to the file, and double-click it.

4.
Choose the data that you want to import.

5.
Clear the Overwrite existing cells check box to prevent the incoming data from overwriting your existing chart data.

6.
Click OK.

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