Creating Charts in Excel and PowerPoint

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.


Charts and graphs help people make sense of data and understand it quickly. Charts can be used to summarize, to make a comparison, show a relationship, highlight a trend, and more. They help your audience 'see' what you are talking about. In Excel and PowerPoint, it is easy to transform figures and labels into a picture that makes a clear, simple statement. This introductory workshop will show you how to convert your data into an easy-to-understand chart. We will discuss chart best practices and how to link to your data so the chart automatically updates when your data changes. This session will incorporate instructor-led demonstration and hands-on guided practice.



Session Outcomes

At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to create and format a chart in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint from raw data and modify existing charts.

Target Audience

People wanting to create a chart from existing data in Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint.

Workshop Length

1 hour plus an additional half hour for open Q & A.



  • Chart Basics

  • Types of Charts

  • Chart Elements

  • Creating a Chart

  • Modifying a Chart

  • Formatting a Chart

  • Embedding a Chart

  • Chart Best Practices


Robin Bridson
Professional Development and Training Coordinator


Registration open through 2/12/2019 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Picker Classroom (345 Case-Geyer)


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