PC Doctor August 3, 2021

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Dear PC Doctor:

I’m creating a report for work, and I want to include some charts or graphics as a way of presenting the data I’ve compiled. I know it can be done easily in Excel, but I don’t know how. Can you help?


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Dear Picture:

Here’s how to create charts or graphs from an excel spreadsheet: First, open the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that has the data you want to express as a chart.

Highlight the cells containing the information you want in the chart. Typically, this would be a whole column or row. In the green bar across the top of your screen, click Insert.

Somewhere in the center-top of your screen, you’ll see a variety of chart style options. Choose the type and style of chart you want to create by clicking on it. You can experiment by choosing several different options and seeing which presents your data best.

I hope this helps!

Until next time,
Happy Computing!
PC Doctor

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