Adding Charts, Diagrams, and Tables

Learn how to add PowerPoint XP charts and diagrams, as well as PowerPoint XP tables, in this free lesson.

Setting a maximum value for a chart

As you enter numbers in your chart, a maximum value for your chart will automatically be set, or you can set a maximum value of your own. The top value will automatically round up from the top value of the data you are entering. Depending on your data, it will be rounded to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand.

To set a maximum value:

  • Double-click a value on the side of the chart.
  • The Format Axis dialog box appears.
  • Click the Scale tab.

Format Axis dialog box with Scale tab selected

  • Change the number for Maximum to the maximum number in your presentation.

Format Axis dialog box with 100 as maximum

  • Click OK.