A pie chart is used to view your data graphically. When you create a pie chart in Microsoft Word, the data is displayed in Microsoft Graph. You can make the pie chart from a Word table or by altering another type of chart. The chart slices are the elements within your chart based on the data in a table. You can customise the slices of a pie chart by changing their colour, border and location within your chart.
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Open the document you want to edit in Microsoft Word.
Select the table containing the data you want to chart. Then click on "Insert," "Picture" and "Chart" in the toolbar. A chart will be added to your page and you will be directed to Microsoft Graph.
Select "Chart" and "Chart Type" from the toolbar in Microsoft Graph. The "Chart Type" dialogue box will open.
Click on the "Standard Type" tab and choose "Pie" for the "Chart Type." Select the specific chart style from the "Chart subtype" section, then click "OK."
Double-click on a slice of your pie chart slowly. (Make sure the actual slice, not the entire chart, is selected). The "Format Data Point" dialogue box will open.
Select the "Patterns" tab. Then choose the border you want your chart to have from the "Border" section. To give the slice a shadow, add a check-mark to "Shadow." To change the colour of a slice, select a colour from the "Area" section or click on "Fill Effects."
Click on the "Data Labels" tab to add labels to your pie chart. Add a checkmark to the labels you want, such as "Series name," "Category name," "Value" or "Percentage." To include a legend key or leader lines, checkmark "Legend key" and "Show leader lines." Then click on "OK."
Move a pie slice to a different area of the chart by selecting it. Then drag it where you want it to go.
Tips and warnings
- Clicking outside the pie chart will take you back to your Word document. Double-clicking on the chart will take you to Microsoft Graph, where you can edit the chart.
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