How to Draw a Graph in Word 2007

By Foye Robinson

Word 2007 comes with a variety of graphs for any project, such as area and pie charts. An area chart can be used to display data over a specific time, while a pie chart can compare a certain set of data in relation to the whole. When you draw a graph in Word 2007, Excel opens beside the Word document, allowing you to add data for your graph. You can customize your graph after it is created.

Step 1

Open a new or existing document in Word 2007. Then place the insertion point where the graph will be created.

Step 2

Select the "Insert" tab and choose "Chart" from the "Illustrations" group.

Step 3

Select the type of graph you want to draw in the "Insert Chart" dialog box. Then click "OK."

Step 4

Go to the Excel application (now open on your screen) and insert the graph's data.

Step 5

Return to Word when you are finished and select the graph.

Step 6

Go to the "Design" tab in the "Chart Styles" group to customize the graph's design. Then pick a design from the "Chart Styles" gallery.

Step 7

Go to the "Labels" group in the "Layout" tab. Select the label you want to apply, such as chart title, axis titles, legend, data labels, or data table.

Step 8

Go to the "Axes" group under the "Layout" tab to add axes or gridlines to the graph.

Step 9

Go to the "Format" tab to change the shape or colors of elements within the graph.