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How to Create Graphs in Google Sheets (Easiest Way in 2024)

May 8, 2024

How to Create Graphs on Google Sheets

Follow the steps below to easily create graphs on Google Sheets. 

1. Open your Spreadsheet and Highlight the Data for Your Graph

In your spreadsheet, highlight the cells with the data you want to include in your graph. This includes both the data points and their corresponding labels.

how to create graphs on google sheets

2. Access the Chart Insertion Options

Go to the menu and click on "Insert" followed by "Chart".

Google Sheets will automatically suggest a chart type based on the selected data.

3. Select the Appropriate Chart Type for Your Data

With the Chart Editor open on the right side of your screen, go to the "Setup" tab. Here, you have the option to change the chart type, such as bar, line, and pie charts. Choose the one that best represents your data, considering whether your data is quantitative or qualitative, a time series, or requires comparison.

4. Customize the Chart to Fit Your Needs

Switch to the "Customize" tab in the Chart Editor. Here, you can modify various aspects of your chart, including the title, axis labels, series colors, and more.

5. Reposition and Resize Your Chart on the Sheet

Once inserted, you can move your chart to any position within the sheet by clicking and dragging. Resize it by dragging the corners to fit your layout.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to create graphs in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to generate unique IDs in Google Sheets or our article on how to unprotect Google Sheets.

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