PowerPoint charts let you communicate data graphically. Use charts in PowerPoint to help see the meaning behind the numbers.


  1. Open an existing PowerPoint presentation. If you want, you can use our practice presentation for this lesson.
  2. Insert a new chart or edit an existing one. If you're using the example, edit the chart on slide 4 by deleting data for 2008.
  3. Try changing the chart type and layout.
  4. Switch the row and column data.
  5. Apply a chart style. If the new style includes a chart title or any labels, edit them.