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Copy a chart from Excel into Word on an Android tablet

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When you're on the go, and you have a lot of work to get done, having Office on your mobile devices can be handy. For example, you can copy a chart from an Excel workbook and paste it into a Word document using your tablet or smartphone. Watch the video to see how this works on an Android tablet, and scroll down to see how to perform this task across a variety of devices.

The following procedure describes how to perform this task on an Android tablet. However, you can use another device as well. See Specific "how to" instructions for your device.

Important: Before you begin, make sure that you have an Excel spreadsheet that contains a chart open on your device. If you want to use our example file, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723569, and then open it in Excel on your device.

To copy a chart from Excel and paste it into Word using an Android tablet
  1. Begin with a Word document open for editing. If you want to use our example document, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723570, and then open it for editing in Word on your device.

  2. In your Word document, go to the location where you want to include a chart.

  3. Go to Excel on your tablet, and select the worksheet that contains the chart you want to use.

  4. Tap the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Copy.

  5. Return to your document open in Word.

  6. Tap where you want to put the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Paste.

Specific "how to" instructions for your device

Note: Before you begin, make sure that you have an Excel spreadsheet that contains a chart open on your computer or tablet. If you want to use our example file, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723569, and then open it in Excel.

To copy a chart from Excel and paste it into Word using a Windows computer or tablet
  1. Begin with a Word document open for editing. If you want to use our example document, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723570, and then open it for editing in Word on your computer or tablet.

  2. In your Word document, go to the location where you want to include a chart.

  3. Go to Excel on your computer or tablet, and select the worksheet that contains the chart you want to use.

  4. Right-click (or tap and hold) the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Copy.

  5. Return to your document open in Word.

  6. Right-click (or tap and hold) where you want to put the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Paste.

Note: Before you begin, make sure that you have an Excel spreadsheet that contains a chart open on your computer. If you want to use our example file, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723569, and then open it in Excel.

To copy a chart from Excel and paste it into Word using a Mac
  1. Begin with a Word document open for editing. If you want to use our example document, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723570, and then open it for editing in Word on your device.

  2. In your Word document, go to the location where you want to include a chart.

  3. Go to Excel on your computer, and select the worksheet that contains the chart you want to use.

  4. Hold down CONTROL, click the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Copy.

  5. Return to your document open in Word.

  6. Hold down CONTROL, click where you want to put the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Paste.

Note: Before you begin, make sure that you have an Excel spreadsheet that contains a chart open on your device. If you want to use our example file, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723569, and then open it in Excel on your phone or tablet.

To copy a chart from Excel and paste it into Word using an Android phone or tablet
  1. Begin with a Word document open for editing. If you want to use our example document, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723570, and then open it for editing in Word on your device.

  2. In your Word document, go to the location where you want to include a chart.

  3. Go to Excel on your device, and select the worksheet that contains the chart you want to use.

  4. Tap the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Copy.

  5. Return to your document open in Word.

  6. Tap where you want to put the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Paste.

Note: Before you begin, make sure that you have an Excel spreadsheet that contains a chart open on your device. If you want to use our example file, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723569, and then open it in Excel on your iPad or iPhone.

To copy a chart from Excel and paste it into Word using an iPad or iPhone
  1. Begin with a Word document open for editing. If you want to use our example document, you can download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723570, and then open it for editing in Word on your iPad or iPhone.

  2. In your Word document, go to the location where you want to include a chart.

  3. Go to Excel on your device, and select the worksheet that contains the chart you want to use.

  4. Tap the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Copy.

  5. Return to your document open in Word.

  6. Tap where you want to put the chart, and on the context menu that appears, choose Paste.

Currently, you cannot copy a chart from an Excel workbook and paste it into a Word document using Word Online. To perform this task, use a device, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone that has Office installed on it. For more information, see Copy and paste in Office Online

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My team has been on a tight schedule, working to get some marketing documents completed so we can finalize next year’s budget.

I’m not in the office today, but with Office 365, I can work on this using my tablet.

I want to add a chart in Excel to this document. Rather than expect people to go find the right workbook, I’ll add the chart here and edit the text.

I’ll return to the home screen to access a chart in an Excel workbook that tracks our company’s quarterly expenses.

I'll select the "By Month" worksheet which shows the breakdown of our expenses. This will be useful for budgeting purposes.

Back in Word, when I paste the chart, the color scheme changes to match the document.

To save my changes, I tap File, then Save.

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