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Chapter 6. Inserting Charts and Related ... > Opening an Existing Graph Chart

Opening an Existing Graph Chart

Like any inserted object, you can open an existing chart in PowerPoint by double-clicking it. Then you can make any changes you want using the Graph commands and toolbars. Close the datasheet to view the chart.

Open and View a Chart in Microsoft Graph

In PowerPoint, display the slide that contains the chart you want to open.

Double-click the chart to start Microsoft Graph.

The Datasheet and Graph toolbars and menus appear.

Click the View Datasheet button on the Standard toolbar to close the datasheet.

A chart consists of the following elements.

  • Data markers. A graphical representation of a data point in a single cell in the datasheet. Typical data markers include bars, dots, or pie slices. Related data markers constitute a data series.

  • Legend. A pattern or color that identifies each data series.

  • X-axis. A reference line for the horizontal data values.

  • Y-axis. A reference line for the vertical data values.

  • Tick marks. Marks that identify data increments.


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