Adjusting Chart Size

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 22, 2020)

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. When you are using Microsoft Graph, your charts are displayed in a size that depends on how large the Microsoft Graph window is. You can adjust the size of your charts, however, by using the mouse. These techniques will help:

  • Move the mouse pointer near the left or right borders of the chart; it changes to a left- and -right-pointing arrow. Hold down the mouse button and drag the border to a new position. Release the button when the border is positioned as desired.
  • Move the mouse pointer near the top or bottom borders of the chart; it changes to an up- and -down-pointing arrow. Hold down the mouse button and drag the border to a new position. Release the button when the border is positioned as desired.
  • Move the mouse pointer near one of the corners of the chart; it changes to a double-headed diagonal arrow. Hold down the mouse button and drag the border to a new position. Release the button when the border is positioned as desired.

Each time after you release the mouse button, Microsoft Graph redraws the chart to fill as much of the chart window as possible.

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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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