Add a chart to a presentation

Do one of the following:

ShowCreate a chart

  1. On the Insert menu, click Chart.
  2. To replace the sample data, click a cell on the datasheet (datasheet: A table included with a chart that provides sample information showing where to type your own row and column labels and data.), and then type the information you want.
  3. To return to the slide, click outside the chart.

ShowTip

Microsoft PowerPoint comes with slide layouts that include placeholders (placeholders: Boxes with dotted or hatch-marked borders that are part of most slide layouts. These boxes hold title and body text or objects such as charts, tables, and pictures.) for charts. To create a new slide by using one of these layouts, click New Slide on the Insert menu, and then select one of the layouts that contains a chart placeholder.

ShowImport a Microsoft Excel chart

  1. On the Insert menu, click Chart.
  2. Switch to the datasheet (datasheet: A table included with a chart that provides sample information showing where to type your own row and column labels and data.). If the datasheet is not visible, click View Datasheet Button image to display it.
  3. If you want the imported data to begin at a cell other than the upper-left cell on the datasheet, select the cell you want.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Import File.
  5. In the Look in box, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the file, and click the *.xls file format in the Files of type box.
  6. Double-click the file you want to import.
  7. In the Import Data Options dialog box, select the sheet you want to import. You can import only one sheet.
  8. Do one of the following:
    • To import all the data on the worksheet, click Entire sheet under Import.
    • To import part of the data, click Range, and then type the range of data you want. For example, to import cells A1 through B5, type A1:B5 in the Range box. If the range is named, you can type the name instead of the range reference.
  9. If you selected a cell in step 3, clear the Overwrite existing cells check box.
 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003