Creating a chart

  1. Start with Excel running and displaying the worksheet containing the data
  2. Are the data that you want to plot in two rows of the table or in two columns?
  3. If the data are in columns, select two columns for plotting...

    If the data are in rows, select two rows for plotting...

  4. Pull down the Insert menu on the menu bar and select Chart.
  5. The Chart Wizzard will open and guide you to make the choices for your the layout of your chart.
  6. You can edit the chart by clicking individual components such as axes, labels, symbols etc. Interactive self-explanatory menus will pop up.
  7. Another way to edit the chart is by highlighting it by clicking anywhere on the chart and pull down the Chart menu on the menu bar.