Inserting Charts

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Different methods exist to start a chart:

  • Insert a chart based on data from cells in Calc or Writer.
    These charts update automatically when the source data changes.
  • Insert a chart with a default data set, and then use the Data Table dialog to enter your own data for that chart.
    These charts can be created in Writer, Impress and Draw.
  • Copy a chart from Calc or Writer into another document.
    These charts are snapshots of the data at the time of copying. They do not change when the source data changes.
Note.png In Calc, a chart is an object on a sheet that can be copied and pasted on another sheet of the same document, the data series will stay linked to the range on the other sheet. If it is pasted on another Calc document, it has its own chart data table and is no more linked to the original range.

Chart in a Calc spreadsheet

  1. Click inside the cell range that you want to present in your chart.
  2. Click the Insert Chart icon on the Standard toolbar.
    You see a chart preview and the Chart Wizard.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Chart Wizard to create the chart.

Chart in a Writer text document

In a Writer document, you can insert a chart based on the values in a Writer table.

  1. Click inside the Writer table.
  2. Choose Insert - Chart.
    You see a chart preview and the Chart Wizard.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Chart Wizard to create the chart.

Chart based on values of its own

  • In Writer, Draw or Impress, choose Insert - Chart to insert a chart based on default data.
  • You can change the default data values by double-clicking on the chart and then choosing View - Chart Data Table.

Related Topics

Chart Wizard - Chart Type

Chart Wizard - Data Range

Chart Wizard - Data Series

Chart Wizard - Chart Elements

Editing Chart Axes

Editing Chart Legends

Editing Chart Titles

Adding Texture to Chart Bars