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 these steps:


Open the Insert tab on the Ribbon. Click Chart in the Illustrations group.

The Create Chart dialog box opens.


Select the type of chart you want to create and then click OK.

PowerPoint launches Excel (if it isn’t already running) and inserts a chart based on sample data.


Change the sample data to something more realistic.

Replace the sample data.


Set the chart layout and style.

You can choose different styles until you find just the perfect one.


Rearrange everything.

The chart is likely to fall on top of something already on the slide. Resize the chart by selecting it and then dragging it by the love handles. You can move the chart like any other object: Just click and drag it to a new location. You might also need to move, resize, or delete other objects to make room for the chart or change the layer order of the chart or other surrounding objects.