Working with Charts
Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.
In this exercise, you will add a chart to a document and then edit the design and layout of the chart.
- Open or go to Plants in my yard - Intermediate.docx.
- Insert a chart at the end of the document that looks like the one shown below (the data labels are listed below the image for easier reading):
- Attracts Butterflies
- Deer Resistant
- Drought Tolerant
- Attracts Hummingbirds
- Cooler than other flowers
- Beautiful foliage
- Save your document.
- Place your cursor on a new line at the end of the document.
- From the INSERT tab, in the Illustrations group, click Chart:
- Select the 3-D Stacked Column chart (in Word 2007/2010, Stacked Column in 3-D) and click OK:
- Edit the data in Microsoft Excel as follows:
- Delete columns C and D by selecting the columns, and then right-clicking.
- Click Delete and then select Table Columns (in Word 2007/2010, just click Delete).
- Add two rows to the data range by dragging the lower right corner of the range down:
- Click OK to the message box that appears:
- Type in the six attributes and the corresponding counts in cells A2:B7. Then type "Count of Attributes" in cell B1:
- Select the chart by clicking on it. Click the plus sign to the right of the chart. In the CHART ELEMENTS box, scroll to and uncheck the Legend checkbox.
- Select the chart columns by clicking on one of them. On the CHART TOOLS FORMAT tab, click Shape Fill and then select Red:
- Save the file.
In Word 2007/2010, to turn the data labels on, on the CHART TOOLS LAYOUT tab, click Data Labels and then click Show. To turn the legend off, on the Chart Tools > Layout tab, click Legend and then click None.