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Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 Plain & Simple by Nancy Muir

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Creating Charts

Charts in PowerPoint are based on Excel’s charting feature. When you insert a chart, Excel opens for you to enter the underlying data for the chart. When Excel opens, it holds some sample data, which should help you in entering your specific data in the proper format to form the basis of a chart. Charts are wonderful tools for providing lots of information in a quickly understood, visual format. PowerPoint’s chart feature offers dozens of styles of charts to choose from.

Insert a Chart

  1. Click the Insert tab.

  2. Click the Chart button.

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