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Chapter 23. Using Graphs to Make Sense o... > Revising Charts Automatically

Revising Charts Automatically

Earlier, you learned that charts created from Word tables are no longer connected to those tables: Changes you make in the datasheet aren't reflected in the source data. Of course, this may not be ideal: You may well want to maintain one consistent set of data that appears in both your data source and your charts. Moreover, you don't want to keep rebuilding and reformatting the same chart as you update it; you simply want the data to change—automatically.

The next two sections show you how to build enduring links between your charts and your data source—first using Word data, and then using data from an Excel worksheet.


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