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What Are the Different Kinds of Charts in PowerPoint 2007?

PowerPoint offers 11 chart categories. Each type of PowerPoint chart gives you a different kind of picture of the information in it. What kind of chart do you need in your PowerPoint Presentation? Perhaps [more…]

Paste a Chart from Excel into a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

If you want to display Excel data in a PowerPoint chart, create the chart in Excel. Copy the chart, switch to PowerPoint, and paste the chart on the PowerPoint slide. When you do so, the chart appears [more…]

How to Convert Old Charts to PowerPoint 2007 Charts

In versions of PowerPoint prior to 2007, an accessory program called Microsoft Graph, or MS Graph was used to create charts. If you open a PowerPoint presentation and you double-click a chart made with [more…]

PowerPoint 2007 Charts

Charting in PowerPoint 2007 is closely integrated with Excel 2007. When you insert a chart in PowerPoint, Excel starts automatically, and the data that you chart is placed in an Excel workbook. The chart [more…]

Add Shapes to Organization Charts in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint enables you to create organization charts so your PowerPoint shapes can branch out from one another in four directions as well as appear to the side. When you place one shape below another shape [more…]

How to Promote and Demote Shapes in PowerPoint 2007 Organization Charts

The PowerPoint (SmartArt Tools) Design tab holds a Promote or Demote button. If the shapes you are promoting or demoting are attached to subordinate shapes in your PowerPoint diagram, the subordinate shapes [more…]

How to Create a PowerPoint 2007 SmartArt Diagram

The easiest way to create a PowerPoint SmartArt diagram is to create a new PowerPoint slide and enter a bulleted list and then convert it to SmartArt. First create your slide using the Title and Content [more…]

Embellish Your PowerPoint 2007 Chart

PowerPoint enables you to add titles, labels, legends, and more to your PowerPoint charts. The easiest way to add these elements to a PowerPoint chart is by selecting a chart layout. However, you can create [more…]

What Is SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007?

PowerPoint includes a feature called SmartArt that lets you add diagrams to your PowerPoint slides. With PowerPoint SmartArt, you can create List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Relationship, Matrix, and Pyramid [more…]

Switch Rows and Columns in a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

The first control in the PowerPoint Data group is called Switch Row/Column. It changes the orientation of your PowerPoint chart in a way that can be difficult to describe but easy to visualize. Look at [more…]

How to Add a New PowerPoint 2007 Slide with a Chart to Your Presentation

You can add a new slide to your PowerPoint 2007 presentation to contain a chart, or you can add a chart to an existing PowerPoint slide. The following procedure shows how to insert a new slide that contains [more…]

How to Change the Style of a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

Microsoft PowerPoint provides a large assortment of chart styles. Even if you already have a chart on your PowerPoint slide, you can change its style. To change the style for a PowerPoint chart, follow [more…]

Base Your PowerPoint 2007 Chart on Different Data

If you have an existing PowerPoint chart, you can click the Edit Data Source button in the Data group of the PowerPoint Design tab to change the data that your chart is based on. When you click this button [more…]

How to Add a Chart to an Existing PowerPoint 2007 Slide

If you have your PowerPoint presentation almost done, and then determine a PowerPoint slide requires a chart, you can easily add a chart to that PowerPoint slide. With the slide you want to add open, follow [more…]

How to Change the Layout of a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

PowerPoint’ Chart Layout galleries offers the most common chart layouts for each PowerPoint chart type. Even if you already have your PowerPoint chart created, you can change its layout by accessing the [more…]

How to Hang a Shape Below Another Shape in a PowerPoint 2007 Organization Chart

Besides the standard relationship between shapes above and below one another in a chart, PowerPoint lets you create hanging relationships. In PowerPoint you can create a hanging relationship between shapes [more…]

How to Turn a Bulleted List into a Diagram on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint allows you to convert a bulleted list into SmartArt. For example, suppose you’re puttering along in a PowerPoint presentation, gazing at the text, when suddenly it strikes you — a bulleted list [more…]

How to Enter Text on a Shape on a PowerPoint 2007 Organization Chart

When you create a new diagram in PowerPoint, [Text] appears on the shapes in your diagram. To replace PowerPoint’s placeholder, you can click in a shape and start typing, but the PowerPoint Text pane gives [more…]

How to Change the Type of Chart in a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

PowerPoint enables you to create 14 basic types of charts. Each PowerPoint type conveys information with a different emphasis. PowerPoint doesn’t force you to decide the final chart type up front. For [more…]

How to Swap One Diagram for Another on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

If the diagram you chose initially doesn’t do the job, you can swap it for a different diagram. How successful the swap is depends on how far along you are in creating your diagram and whether your diagram [more…]

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