Excel Course: Inserting Graphs

We will be using the following table throughout this lesson.

Source file: lesson7.xlsx

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Select the table and choose a graph in the "Insert" tab.

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The graph will be inserted onto the sheet.

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Whenever the graph is selected, additional tabs will be displayed.

To change the type of graph (if needed), click on "Change Chart Type".

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And choose a new type.

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You can choose one of the predefined layouts.

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Or one of the predefined styles.

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From the "Layout" tab, you can add/remove/customize the following elements: titles, legends, labels, data tables, axis, gridlines, border, etc.

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You can also customize these elements separately (by selecting them on the graph).

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For example:

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The "Format" tab for graphs is very similar to the "Format" tab that we have already discussed.

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Changing a Graph's Data Source

To change the data range used to draw the graph, click on "Select Data Source...".

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Then simply edit the range (by selecting it on the sheet).

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