Moving, Resizing, and Deleting Charts

Excel charts let you illustrate your workbook data graphically to see trends. Learn how to move, resize, and delete charts in Excel as well.

Deleting a chart

If you make a mistake inserting a chart—or if you would like to remove it from your document—use the Delete key on your keyboard.

To delete a chart:

  • Click the white space anywhere on your chart to show the selection box.
  • Press the Delete key on your keyboard.

chart showing selection box

Important Point If you are having difficulty deleting a chart, click the worksheet outside of the chart. Now you should be able to select and delete the chart.