Adding a Chart

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 16, 2014)

Spreadsheets aren't just for collecting numbers and text. At some point you may want to create a chart based on the numbers you've collected. Sheets makes this fairly easy to do; follow these steps:

  1. Select a cell in the range of cells from which you want to create a chart.
  2. Choose Insert | Chart from the toolbar. Sheets displays the Chart Editor dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Chart Editor dialog box.

  4. Make sure the data range specified near the upper-left corner of the dialog box matches the range you want used for the chart. (As long as you performed step 1, the range should be correct.)
  5. Click on one of the four chart types shown near the bottom-left of the dialog box. (If you want to use a different chart type than those shown, click the More link or click on the Charts tab.)
  6. Click Insert. Sheets adds the chart to your spreadsheet.

Once the chart is in your spreadsheet, you can move it around or resize it the same as you would any other image.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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