Video:Word Tutorial: How to Create a Chartwith Adam Watstein
Creating a chart in Microsoft Word is pretty simple if you know what to do. Watch this how-to video from About.com to see instructions for accomplishing this on your own.See Transcript
Transcript:Word Tutorial: How to Create a Chart
Hello this is Adam Watstein for About.com.
Steps for Creating a Chart in Microsoft Word
Here's how to create a chart in Microsoft Word. First, from the Home tab, we're going to select the Insert tab, and in Illustrations, we're then going to select Chart. When Chart opens, you'll see that there are large variety of charts that you can choose from.
More Steps for Making a Chart in Word
But since the purpose of my chart is to see how much homework three students are receiving on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I am going to go with a Column chart. Select OK. When the chart opens up, you'll notice that an excel document opens up to the right of it. The information that I put in the excel document will then change what is seen in the chart. So, if I were to select category one and change that information to John, then category two I'm going to change to Mike, category three I'm going to change to Steve, you'll see that the information has now changed in the chart.
Other Notes for Creating a Chart in Word
I'm going to change series one, two, and three, which reflect the colors in the chart and then I'm going to go ahead and change these preset numbers in the cells to reflect the amount of hours that each of the students are receiving on Monday and then on Wednesday and then on Friday.
Microsoft Office uses Excel and Word together in this instance, and they make it really easy for you to create charts. For more information please visit About.com.