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Add a chart to a document

You can add a chart or graph to a document in Google Docs.

Add a chart from Google Sheets
  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click Insert and then Chart and then From Sheets.
  3. Click the spreadsheet with the chart you want to add, then click Select.
  4. Click the chart you want to add.
  5. If you don't want the chart linked to the spreadsheet, click "Link to spreadsheet," to uncheck the box.
  6. Click Import. The chart will be added to your document.
Add a new chart to a document
  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click Insert and then Chart.
  3. Click a chart type:
    • Bar
    • Column
    • Line
    • Pie
  4. The chart will be added to your document.
  5. To edit your chart, click Open in Sheets Open in new. A new spreadsheet will open with your chart and a sample data set.
Open or edit a chart in a document
  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click a chart to select it.
  3. In the top right corner of the chart, click Open in Sheets Open in new.
Update a chart in a document

To update the chart in your document to match the chart Google Sheets:

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click a chart to select it.
  3. In the top right corner of the chart, click Update.

If you don't see "Update" in the top right corner:

  • Your chart may not be linked to a spreadsheet.
  • Your chart may already be updated.
Unlink your chart from a spreadsheet
  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click a chart to select it.
  3. In the top right corner of the chart, click Unlink Unlink.

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