Editing Charts

Excel XP charts let you illustrate your workbook data graphically to see trends. Learn how to edit charts in Excel XP in this free lesson.


  • Type the following information in the worksheet:

    In cell A2, type Bill
    In cell A3, type Bob
    In cell A4, type Mary
    In cell B1, type Phones
    In cell B2, type 7630
    In cell B3, type 2943
    In cell B4, type 2301
    In cell C1, type Cables
    In cell C2, type 9873
    In cell C3, type 3745
    In cell C4, type 2019
    In cell D1, type Internet
    In cell D2, type 8374
    In cell D3, type 2049
    In cell D4, type 4038

  • Create an embedded bar chart that plots Bill, Bob, and Mary on the Y axis. The legend will include phones, cables, and Internet.
  • Change any of the numbers in the data source (cells B2, B3, B4, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, and D4), and notice how the chart changes.
  • Change any data series name (Bill, Bob, or Mary) or legend value (phones, cable, or Internet), and notice how the chart changes.
  • Change the chart type from a bar chart to a line chart.