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Add charts

Excel: 
Insert charts

Sheets: 
Add a new chart

Assorted charts in 2013 version.

Excel 2013
 

 

Line, pie, bar, area charts from 2010 version.

Excel 2010

  1. In a spreadsheet, highlight the range of data that you want to create a chart for.
  2. Click Insertand thenChart.
  3. (Optional) To customize the chart, click Moreand thenEdit chart.

You can also add a Sheets chart to a Slides presentation.

For details about adding charts, see Add and edit a chart or graph.

Pie chart appears atop columns with Data in a Sheets file.

 

Get automatic charts

Get summaries and charts of your data with the click of a button in Sheets. It’s kind of like having an expert in data analysis sitting next to you.

Sheets: Get automatic charts

  1. In a spreadsheet, select a range of cells, columns, or rows. Otherwise, you’ll get insights based on where your cursor is.
  2. At the bottom, click Explore .
  3. Choose an option:
    • Point to a chart and click Insert chart .
    • Ask a question about your data under Answers.
      The results can include charts. To add one, point to it and click Insert chart .

Tip: To customize a chart, click Moreand thenEdit chartand thenCustomize.

Add charts to Docs and Slides

Excel:
Copy and paste

Sheets:
Copy and paste

Cut, copy, paste, and use the Format Painter in 2010 and 2013 versions.

Excel 2013 and 2010

Help people visualize data in a presentation or document by adding charts
from Sheets. If the source data changes, you can update the chart with the
click of a button.

  1. In Sheets, open the spreadsheet and in the chart, click Moreand thenCopy chart.
  2. In Docs or Slides, paste the chart.
  3. Choose an option:
    • To update the chart if the source data changes, keep Link to spreadsheet selected. Then, if source data changes, at the top of the chart, click Update.
    • To keep the chart unlinked (not updated), select Paste unlinked.
  4. Click Paste.

Slides with a pie chart on the first slide.

Functions in Sheets and Excel

Most Excel functions are the same in Sheets. For a list of common functions, see the Sheets Cheat Sheet.

Some unique functions in Sheets:

FILTER Returns a filtered version of the source range, returning only rows or columns that meet specified conditions.
SORTN Returns a specified number of items in a data set after a sort.
SPARKLINE Creates a miniature chart in a single cell.
QUERY Runs a Google Visualization API Query Language query across data.
GOOGLEFINANCE Gets current or historical securities information from Google Finance.
GOOGLETRANSLATE Translates text from one language into another.
IMPORTRANGE Imports a range of cells from a specified spreadsheet.

For a list of all functions in Sheets, see the Google Sheets function list.

Sheet with a sigma or sum symbol.

Add pivot tables

Excel:
Insert a pivot table

Sheets:
Add a new pivot table

Add a pivot table in 2013 version.

Excel 2013 and 2010

  1. Highlight data in your spreadsheet.
  2. Click Insertand thenPivot table. A pivot table opens in a new sheet (tab).
  3. In the Pivot table editor, add rows, columns, values, and filters.

For details, see Create & use pivot table.

A pivot table opens in a new tab, with the "Explore" feature nearby.

Get automatic pivot tables

Excel:
Insert a pivot table

Sheets:
Get automatic pivot tables

Add a pivot table in 2013 version.

Excel 2013 and 2010

  1. In your spreadsheet containing the source data, click Explore .
  2. Choose an option:
    • Point to a pivot table and click Insert pivot table .
    • Ask a question about your data under Answers. The results can include pivot tables. To add one, point to it and click Insert pivot table .

For details, see Create & use pivot table.

Insert a pivot table into a sheet.


               

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