How to Create a Chart in WordPad

WordPad can be useful for simple computing processes, though it is limited it in its ability to create fancy charts and tables. WordPad can create a chart, but the chart will not have lines, borders, rows and columns. Regardless, you can still organize information into a chart format using basic computing skills.

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Creating a chart in WordPad is similar to creating one in the program's companion, Microsoft Word.

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Open a new WordPad document by clicking on your "Start" menu, then clicking "All Programs," "Accessories" and "WordPad."

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Press "Enter" twice to move your cursor farther down in the document.

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Type your first chart heading. For a chart of clients, organize information by the client's name, physical address, email address and phone number. Type "NAME" without the quotations and press "Tab" twice. Type "PHYSICAL ADDRESS" and press "Tab" twice. Repeat this until you have entered all of the headings.

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Press "Enter" twice. Now type the client's information under each of the headings. For example, type "Mary Smith" and tab twice. Type "1234 Main Street, Any City, Any State, ZIP" and tab twice. Continue this process until you have entered all of the information.