Adding Charts to Slides

Charts can be inserted into slides to visually represent important data. Because many people do not immediately relate to tables full of numbers, an accompanying chart gives your audience a better understanding of everything from sales trends to population figures, to quarterly earnings. Charts digest all those numbers, providing with a much more meaningful pictorial view of the information.

When you insert a chart, you use an Excel worksheet to enter the data for that chart. You also use the Excel chart feature, so many of the considerations that go into creating a chart in Excel are applicable when you insert a chart into a PowerPoint slide.

You also have tools for working with charts on your PowerPoint slides. The Chart ...

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