How to Create Line Graphs in Microsoft Word 2007

By Erika Dean

If you need to add a line graph to your Microsoft Word 2007 document, it takes only a few clicks of the mouse to create the graph and add your data. It is useful to add a graph to your document, especially if you are creating a report. Graphs are a good way to give someone a visual representation of your data.

Step 1

Open the Word document you want to create a line graph in. If there is a specific place in the document you want to insert the graph, use your mouse to click on that area.

Step 2

Click the "Insert" tab located in the Word ribbon at the top of the page. You can insert pictures, audio clips, and graphs here.

Step 3

Look to the "Illustrations" section of the ribbon and click "Chart." The "Insert Chart" dialog box will open.

Step 4

Scroll through the charts until you see the "Line" graph section. Select the line graph you want to use and click "OK." The graph will be inserted onto your Word document. A spreadsheet will open when you insert the graph so you can add your data.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can edit your line graph by right-clicking over the graph and selecting "Edit Data" or "Format Chart Area."