Use a chart when you want your audience to easily understand a large quantity of data and the relationships between parts of the data. A chart is often much better at presenting information visually than hard-to-read numbers in a table.
|Column||Column charts are used to compare different values vertically side-by-side. Each value is represented in the chart by a vertical bar.|
|Line||Line charts are used to illustrate trends over time. Each value is plotted as a point on the chart and is connected to the other values by a line.|
|Bar||Bar charts are just like column charts, except they display information in horizontal bars rather than in vertical columns.|
|Pie||Pie charts are useful for showing values as a percentage of a whole. The values are represented by different colors.|
- Select the slide you want to add a chart to.
- Click Insert on the menu bar.
- Select Chart.
- Select a chart type.
A chart is inserted with some placeholder data.
Once your chart is inserted and you have your own data you want to use, you can edit the chart to replace its data.