Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. March 29, 2005
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Charts--Part 1 of 5: An Introduction
As with Excel and PowerPoint, Word allows you to insert and manipulate charts in your documents. Charts add zip to your documents, illustrating graphically numerical data that would just slide by in common prose.
The first thing you'll need to know is how to insert a chart into a document (you'll need to have some data handy, of course, but we'll deal with that later). Select Insert, Picture, Chart, and a small applet called Microsoft Graph opens. A sample datasheet and chart also appear. The datasheet contains the information that the chart represents graphically, but it remains invisible when you print your document.
Next time, we'll discuss entering data in the chart.