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Add a chart or table to Google Docs or Slides

You can add a chart, graph, or table to a document or presentation.

Add a chart from Google Sheets
  1. Open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Google Slides.
  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, uncheck "Link to spreadsheet."
  6. Click Import. The chart will be added.
Add a new chart to a document or slide
  1. Open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Google Slides.
  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.
Add a table from Google Sheets
  1. Open a sheet in Google Sheets Google Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Select the cells you want to put in Docs or Slides.
  3. Click Edit and then Copy.
  4. Open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Google Slides.
  5. Click where you want to put your table and click Edit and then Paste.
  6. Choose "Link to spreadsheet" or "Paste unlinked" and click Paste.

Edit, update, or unlink a chart or table

Edit a chart or table in a document or slide

Open a chart or table

  1. Open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Google Slides.
  2. Click a chart or table to select it.
  3. In the top right corner of the chart or table, click Open in Sheets Open in new.

Change the cell range in a table

  1. Open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Google Slides.
  2. Click a table to select it.
  3. Click More More and then Change range.
  4. Type the range you want, then click OK.
Update a chart or table in a document

Update the data in your chart or table

  1. Open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Google Slides.
  2. In the top right corner of the chart or table, click Update.

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

  • Your chart or table may not be linked to a spreadsheet.
  • Your chart or table may already be updated.

Format your table to match your spreadsheet

  1. Open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Google Slides.
  2. Click a table to select it.
  3. In the top right corner of the chart or table, click More More and then Match spreadsheet data and formatting.
Unlink your chart or table from a spreadsheet
  1. Open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Google Slides.
  2. Click a chart or table you want to unlink.
  3. In the top right corner of the chart or table, click Unlink Unlink.

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