How to Draw a Graph in Word 2007

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.

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A pie chart compares data in relation to the whole.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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