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Create a Chart in Excel

In this article, you will learn how to create a chart in Excel.

It’s not as complicated as you may first imagine. Just follow the steps below.

  • Set up the data
  • Select the data
  • Go to Insert > Charts
  • Click on the chart you want to create

We will break down each of these steps in greater detail below.

Set Up the Data

Before you can create a chart in Excel, you need the data that will populate the chart. If there is no data, there can be no chart.

Of course, each chart will have its own data requirements, so it is important to understand the different types of charts and what they are used for.

To learn more about the different types of charts you can create within a spreadsheet, check out our article, Spreadsheet Graphs.

Once you have the data set up, you are ready for the next step.

Select the Data

This step is simple, but it is also not to be missed.

It is certainly possible to create a chart in Excel without first selecting the data; however, it is much easier to create a chart by selecting the data from the start.

Go to Insert > Charts

Using the Excel Ribbon, click on the Insert tab, and then look for the Charts group of commands.

This section of the Ribbon contains the various chart options you can select from when creating a chart in Excel.

Click on the Chart You Want to Create

The final step is to simply select the chart you want to create. Just click on the button for the chart you are trying to create and then select the style.

For example, if you want to create a bar graph, start by clicking on the bar graph button, and select your desired style.

Excel will then create the chart automatically reflecting the data you selected at the start.

More Help on Creating Charts

If you would like more guidance with creating charts, check out the video links below. Sometimes it can be a little easier to learn through watching rather than just reading.

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