There are a few options for getting Excel charts onto PowerPoint presentations. In this video, staff author Jess Stratton details the differences between linking to an Excel file and embedding a file directly into the presentation. She walks users through how to do each step, and the pros and cons of each method.
- [Voiceover] If you have an Excel chart…you'd like to put on PowerPoint,…you have a few options.…The first thing I'm going to do…is make a quick chart out of this data.…Here's a list of our room names…and the number of units that we have in that room.…I'm going to select all the data,…and now I'll click the Insert tab in Excel,…choose Recommended Charts,…and I'll pick the first chart that it recommends.…Here's my easy quick chart that I'd like to place…in my PowerPoint presentation.…
I'll right-click on the chart and choose Copy.…Now I can come back to my presentation.…I'll insert a new slide.…And I'll right-click inside the slide area.…And here's where I have some options.…We need to make a choice how we want…the chart to appear in PowerPoint.…I can embed the chart,…which means I can update the data…by accessing the entire spreadsheet workbook…from within PowerPoint.…
I can also link the chart,…which means when the chart data…is updated behind the scenes,…it also updates in my presentation.…And finally, I can paste the chart as an image…
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- Changing the default save location
- Creating custom icons with shapes
- Copying and pasting formatting
- Organizing slides into sections
- Creating layouts with slide masters
- Adding footers
- Creating handouts
- Using Presenter view and annotations
- Working with Excel data