Picking a Chart Type

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 23, 2016)

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 supports fourteen different general types of graphs. You can create any type of chart by following these steps:

  1. Make sure your chart is visible on the screen and you have selected it. (You do this by clicking your mouse on the chart.)
  2. Choose Chart Type from the Chart menu. Microsoft Graph displays the Chart Type dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Chart Type dialog box

  4. Click on the type of chart you want to use, from those shown at the left of the dialog box.
  5. In the right side of the dialog box, select one of the chart subtypes shown.
  6. Click on OK. Microsoft Graph presents your data as requested.

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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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