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How to Create a Pie Chart in Word

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

How to Create a Pie Chart in Word
Would you like to learn how to create a pie chart in Word? Although Microsoft Word is more known for creating documents, and Excel is the charting software more used for spreadsheets, Word does have this capability. It can save you time if you need to embed a pie chart into a report. And if you are familiar with Excel, you'll be happy to know that the menus look similar in Word. So if you want to know how to create a pie chart in word, read on.



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Open a blank or existing Word Document. At the top menu bar click "insert."

Hover the arrow (cursor) over the word "picture." This will cause a secondary menu to appear. Click "chart" to open up the charting software within Word.

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A sample "data sheet" will appear, along with a sample bar graph. (The bar graph is the default for Word's charting software). The data sheet looks like a dialog box containing an excel spreadsheet. You'll learn to customize the sample data and learn how to create a pie chart that replaces the bar graph in the following steps.

Change the data to whatever you need using this charting software. Rename the rows (currently for east, west and north, in the sample photo). If you have multiple columns, rename them as well (currently 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th). Then enter the numbers you need into each cell. Close the data sheet when you have finished entering your data and you're ready to create a pie chart.

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Double click on the bar graph, then right click on it. Select "chart type." This will open a dialog window that looks similar to Excel's charting software. On the options on the left, click "pie." You'll see thumbnails of different styles (3/4 top view, 3D view, etc.). Select the style you want, then click OK. You're done! Good luck trying to create a pie chart in Word.


Jul 3, 2011 9:46pm
Very good information for creating a pie chart using Microsoft Word, thanks!
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