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


  1. Open our practice presentation. You will also need to download our practice workbook.
  2. On the last slide, insert a line chart.
  3. Open our practice workbook in Excel. Copy the data and paste it into the chart's spreadsheet.
  4. Delete the chart title.
  5. Change the chart type to Stacked Column.
  6. Use the Quick Layout drop-down menu to change to Layout 10.
  7. Click the Chart Elements shortcut button, click the arrow next to Axis Titles, and select the Primary Vertical axis title.
  8. Double-click the axis title, then rename it Sale Profits.
  9. Switch the Row/Column data.
  10. When you're finished, your slide should look something like this:
    Chart Challenge