Importing Excel Information Into Chart

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated September 14, 2019)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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. In spreadsheet format, your information is referred to as a datasheet; in graph format it is called a chart. The graphs you create can be inserted directly into your documents. If you have already entered information into Excel that you want to import into Microsoft Graph, you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Click on the Import File tool on the toolbar. Microsoft Graph displays the Import File dialog box, which looks like a standard Open dialog box.
  2. Use the controls in the dialog box to locate and select the file containing the Excel information you wish to import.
  3. Click on Open. The Import Data Options dialog box appears. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Import Data Options dialog box

  5. Select the information you want imported, as well as how you want it imported.
  6. Click on OK.

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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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