How to Insert an Excel Chart onto a PowerPoint Slide

ess Microsoft Office supports integration of resources created in one Office program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) into other Office programs.  For instance, in a few simple steps, you can insert a chart created in Microsoft Office Excel into a presentation created in Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Read on to learn how.

Follow these steps to insert an Excel chart onto a PowerPoint Slide.

Step 1: Open PowerPoint and navigate to the slide where you want to add a chart.

Step 2: Go to the Insert menu and select Object.

Step 3: If you wish to create a new chart, click on the button next to Create New, and then select Microsoft Excel Chart from the Object type list. Click OK. This will insert a “generic” Excel chart onto your PowerPoint slide.

Step 4: If however, you wish to use an existing chart from Excel, bypass Step 3 mentioned above. After Step 2, click on the button adjoining Create from file in the Insert Object window.  Browse for the Excel file which contains the existing chart you want to use. When found, click OK. The selected Excel chart will be incorporated into the PowerPoint slide.

Step 5: In order to modify the chart – bring the mouse pointer on the chart and right click. A chart modifying menu will appear, wherefrom you can use the menu options to modify the chart according to your desired specifications.

Step 6: Once you are finished with the modifications, click outside the chart to finalize the changes.

Note: Alternatively, you can also insert an existing Excel chart onto a PowerPoint slide by using simple Copy and Paste functions. Open the Excel worksheet, and select Copy from the Edit menu to copy the chart. Now open the PowerPoint slide where you want the chart to appear. Go to Edit menu and select Paste. The Excel chart will be inserted onto the PowerPoint slide.


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