2 Methods to Present Your Table Data in a Chart in Word

In this article, we will present you 2 methods to present your table data in a chart in Word.

Reasons to Present Table Data in a Chart

First of all, let’s take a look at why you may need to display table data in a chart in your Word document. Generally, the reasons go as below:

  1. A chart is more intuitive than a table on Word file. There is no doubt that charts can help readers easily understand data and connections among them.
  1. It’s convenient. Whenever you need a chart for your file, you don’t have to create one. Instead, all you need to do is get a table and implement our steps which we will offer in the following text.
  1. Get rid of complicated Excel work. With the following 2 methods, you can avoid Excel operations given to the fact that some users are not so familiar with Excel.

Method 1: Insert a Chart with Data from the Table

  1. First and foremost, click the cross sign on the upper-left corner of the table so as to select it. For example, we here has table as below:          Select the Table by Clicking the Cross Sign on the Upper-left Corner
  2. Then press “Ctrl+ X” to put the table on “Clipboard”.
  3. Next click “Insert” tab.
  4. And click “Chart” in “Illustrations” group to open the “Insert Chart” dialog box.Click "Insert" ->Click "Chart"
  5. Now you choose a chart type first.
  6. Then go to choose a style.
  7. And click “OK”.Choose a Chart Type ->Choose a Style ->Click "OK"
  8. Now there is a chart with the style you just choose on Word file. And there is also an Excel sheet. On the Excel sheet, there is a table with blue borders as its range. Click the A1 cell.An Excel Sheet
  9. Press “Ctrl+ V” to paste the table from Word to Excel sheet. You can see the chart on Word file now changes. Yet there are still default settings left, such as the column names, series 2 and series 3, which we certainly don’t need.The Chart on Word Document Changes but There are the Default Series 2 and Series 3
  10. So next you drag the lower corner of the blue range to make it coincide with the table just copied.Drag the Blue Borders to Make it Coincide with the Table You Just Copied

Now the chart has turned into the one you need.

  1. Finally, click and drag the four square corners of the chart to adjust its size properly.Place Cursor on One of the 4 Square Corners to Drag the Chart to Adjust the SizeA Chart in Proper Size

Method 2: Insert a “Microsoft Graph Chart”

  1. To begin with, select the table with the way in method 1.
  2. Then click “Insert” tab, too.
  3. Next go to click “Object” in “Text” group.
  4. Then click “Create New” in “Object” dialog box.
  5. And choose “Microsoft graph Chart” from “Object type”.
  6. Then click “OK” button.Select the Table ->Click "Insert" ->Click "Object" ->Click "Create New" ->Choose "Microsoft Graph Chart" ->Click "OK"
  7. Now there will be a table, a chart, and a datasheet on the Word file. You can delete the original table and close the datasheet.The Original Table and the Chart and a Datasheet
  8. Lastly, click and drag handles around chart to adjust its size.Click Handles to Adjust the Chart Size

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Author Introduction:

Vera Chen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including Excel xls file repair and pdf repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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