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Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac Step by Step by Joan Lambert

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Create Charts in Documents and Presentations

After you create a chart in Excel, you might want to display it in a document or presentation. You can present information in chart format in a Word document or on a PowerPoint slide in two ways:

  • You can insert or link to an existing chart that you create in an Excel workbook.

  • You can create a chart directly in the document or presentation. The data you create the chart from will be stored as part of the document or presentation, not as a separate file. You can edit the embedded chart data in Excel.

Insert or Link to an Existing Chart

A simple way to show an externally created chart on a document page or on a slide is to display both the chart and its destination, and then drag the chart by its frame from ...

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