Charts are used to help the viewer understand complex data. First, try to understand what type of data you want to chart. Then, you must select the data you want charted along with the names of the data.

 

  1. Click the Insert tab and select the type of chart you wish. When you select a chart type, several variations of that chart will appear. In the example below, I selected a Column chart and a 2-D column (2 dimensional chart).