Link a chart, table, or slides to Google Docs or Slides

When you insert a chart, table, or slide to Google Docs or Google Slides, you can link them to existing files. Learn how to add and edit tables that don’t link to Google Sheets.


  • People with access to your document or presentation will be able to view all linked charts, tables, or slides, even if they don't have access to the file containing the original charts, tables, or slides.
  • When linked objects are updated, any edits to the objects in the original file will override changes made in the new file. Learn how to update linked objects.
    • Tip: If you make edits to the linked chart, table, or slide in your new file, the changes won't be copied to the original file.
  • You can link the same linked object in many different documents or presentations.

To add charts, tables, or slides to a document or presentation, go to or on a computer.

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