How to Make a Pie Chart for Microsoft Word 2003

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How to Make a Pie Chart for Microsoft Word 2003
Microsoft Word 2003 can create pie charts. (pie chart 42 image by chrisharvey from

Microsoft Word is commonly used as a word-processing software. However, it does contain a few features that have been shared throughout numerous versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. One of the shared features is the ability to create a chart. For more complex charting, Microsoft Excel is recommended. However, for simple charts, Microsoft Word 2003 is adequate.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Office 2003

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  1. 1

    Open Word 2003 on your computer, click "Insert", then "Object" then "Create new". Click on "Microsoft Graph Chart" in the "Object type" box.

  2. 2

    Replace the sample data in the datasheet with the desired data, then close the datasheet.

  3. 3

    Go to the "Chart" menu, then click on "Chart Type." Choose the pie chart from the options.

Tips and warnings

  • To adjust the legend and the chart title, right click on the fields. Resize the chart by clicking and dragging the corner of the chart window. To reopen the datasheet, double-click on the chart.
  • Review the chart to ensure it is displaying the data properly; perform a "sanity check" on the pie chart to make sure it is accurate and sensible.

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