How to Make a Chart or Graph in Excel [With Video Tutorial]

How to Make a Chart or Graph in Excel [With Video Tutorial]

Building charts and graphs is part of most people's jobs -- it's one of the best ways to visualize data in a clear, easily digestible manner. (Check out this guide for making better charts to learn more.) However, it's no surprise that some people get a little bit intimidated by the prospect of poking around in Microsoft Excel. I actually adore Excel, but I work in Marketing Operations, so it's pretty much a requirement. Here are the simple steps you need to build a chart or graph in Excel. And if you're short on time, check out the video tutorial below. Keep in mind there are many different versions of Excel, so what you see in the video above might not always match up exactly with what you'll see in your version. In the instructions below, I used Excel 2017 version 16.9 for Max OS X. We encourage you to follow along with the written instructions and demo data below (or download them as PDFs using the links below) so you can follow along. Most of the buttons and functions you'll see and read are very similar across all versions of Excel.

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Building charts and graphs is part of most people’s jobs — it’s one of the best ways to visualize data in a clear, easily digestible manner. (Check out this guide for making better charts to learn more.)

However, it’s no surprise that some people get a little bit intimidated by the prospect of poking around in Microsoft Excel. I actually adore Excel, but I work in Marketing Operations, so it’s pretty much a requirement.

That’s why I thought I’d share a helpful video tutorial as well as some step-by-step instructions for anyone out there who cringes at the thought of organizing a spreadsheet full of data into a chart that actually, you know, means something. Here are the simple steps you need to build a chart or graph in Excel. And if you’re short on time, check out the video tutorial below.

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Keep in mind there are many different versions of Excel, so what you see in the video above…

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