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Microsoft Graph is a simple graphing program provided with Word. It includes the ability to view your graph data in both spreadsheet and graph formats. The graphs you create can be inserted directly into your documents. Microsoft Graph is not as full-featured as Excel, but it does allow you to quickly add graphical information without the need of using Excel.
If your document already has a Microsoft Graph chart in it, you can access the program by double-clicking the chart. If you want to insert a new chart, how you do so depends on the version of Word you are using:
If you have a need to work with Microsoft Graph quite a bit, you may want to add the Insert Chart tool to a toolbar. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Commands tab of the Customize dialog box.
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