IN THIS CHAPTER
Creating a new table
Moving around in a table
Selecting rows, columns, and cells
Editing a table’s structure
Applying table styles
Formatting table cells
Starting a new chart
Working with chart data
Chart types and chart layout presets
Working with labels
Controlling the axes
Formatting a chart
You can type tabular data — in other words, data in a grid of rows and columns — directly into a table or import it from other applications. You can also apply formatting that makes tabular data easier to read and more attractive. When you need to create a quick chart without data from another source, PowerPoint’s charting tools work perfectly. The PowerPoint 2013 charting interface is based on the one in Excel, so you can also use PowerPoint to create equally effective and professional charts.
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to create and manage PowerPoint tables and how to create charts that present numeric data in a visual format.
A table is a great way to organize little bits of data into a meaningful picture. For example, you might use a table to show sales results for several salespeople or to contain a multicolumn list of team member names. There are several ways to insert a table, and each method has its purpose. The following sections explain each of the table creation methods.
A table can be part of a content ...