Microsoft Excel can be used to make a graph by inserting data, creating tabs and making charts. Learn about the different charts and graphs that Excel can generate with help from a software developer in this free video on Microsoft Excel.
Hi my name is Dave Andrews. Today I'm going to show you how to make a graph using Microsoft Excel. Let's go to our computer, I'm going to click on the Start button, we're going to go to all programs, let's go to Microsoft Office, let's open up Excel. Now what I'm going to do before I insert my graph is I'm going to create a little spreadsheet here of my employees and their number of sales. I'm just going to type a little bit of data in here that's going to be used for our chart. I'm going to list out my employees, some of their information. Now if I highlight this data by clicking on the very first row and column, holding my mouse button down and selecting all of that, I'm going to go to the insert tab at the top and in the charts area, let's just start with a bar chart. I'm going to click on that and I'm going to insert a 3D bar chart just by clicking on that first option under 3D bar. As you can see Excel has just generated for me a nice looking chart with each of my employees and their number of sales in a bar chart type of form. I'm going to delete this, I'm also going to insert a pie chart. I'm just going to click on pie and I'm going to go with a little 3D pie chart. As you can see Excel will also very quickly and easily generate a pie chart based upon the data that I have typed in to my spreadsheet. It's that easy to create a chart in Excel. My name is Dave Andrews and I've just showed you how to create a chart using Microsoft Excel.