Intermediate PowerPoint XP
|Charts and Microsoft Graph|
When you create a chart by double-clicking a chart placeholder
or by clicking Insert Chart, Microsoft Graph displays a chart and its
associated data in a table called a "datasheet." The datasheet
provides sample information that shows where to type your own row and column
labels and data. After you create a chart, you can enter your own data on the
datasheet, import data from a text file or Lotus 1-2-3 file, import a Microsoft
Excel worksheet or chart, or copy data from another program.
This module will cover the topics in the bulleted list below relating to Charts and Graphs. Complete each of the activities by following the steps enumerated in the yellow box. Some of the activities will be accompanied by demos to help you "see" the steps being performed before trying them yourself. At the end of this module, you will be given an assignment which you should complete and email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Add a Chart to a Presentation Using the Insert Chart Button|
|Activity 1: Add
a Chart to a Presentation Using the Insert Chart Button
1. Insert a new slide using the blank slide layout. Click the Insert Chart button on the Standard Toolbar.
|This is the default Microsoft
Graph chart and datasheet.
To customize, type over the entries in the datasheet. The changes will be transferred to the chart.
To turn a column or row OFF, double click the column or row header, i.e. D or 3.
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|Modify the Chart's Datasheet|
|Activity 2: Modify
the Chart's Datasheet
1. Change the datasheet to look like this:
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|Format the Chart|
|Activity 3: Format
1. Format the various elements of the chart To format, double–click on any element of the table (data series, data point, walls, axis, etc.) to bring up a dialogue box with formatting options for that element.
2. Use the charting toolbar to view the data by rows and columns, and to
change the chart type.
3. After formatting the chart, save this one page presentation as "Chart" and email as an attachment to the address below.
|Te charting toolbar should appear automatically when you create a chart. If not, you can activate it by choosing it from the View=>Toolbars menu|
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|Assignment 4 Due! Email the one slide presentation as an attachment to email@example.com .|
|You have now completed this module. Take a few minutes to review and practice what you have learned. If you are through for this session, close all programs, being sure to save any work. You may now begin the next module by clicking on the Back to Index link on this page and then clicking on the next module on the homepage of this course.|