Insert a line chart

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Use a line chart to compare data and show trends over time. When you need a line chart in a presentation, use PowerPoint to create it if the data is relatively simple and won’t need frequent updates. But if your data is complex or you plan to update it frequently, create the chart in Excel, and copy it into PowerPoint. Learn about all this and more in this short course.

Inside this course:

Insert a line chart (3:16)
Quickly add a line chart to your presentation, and see how to arrange the data to get the result you want. Customize chart elements, apply a chart style and colors, and insert a linked Excel chart.

Customize a line chart (4:24)
We’ve added our data to the line chart. Now let’s customize the chart so it has the details and style we want.

Insert a linked Excel line chart (2:37)
One way to insert a line chart into PowerPoint is to create the chart in Excel and copy it, keeping a link to the original, if you want.

Course summary
A brief reminder of the key points in this course.

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