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OpenOffice Calc 3.x Guide
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To demonstrate the process of making charts and graphs in Calc, we will use the small table of data below.

Table of data for charting examples

To create a chart, first highlight (select) the data to be included in the chart. The selection does not need to be in a single block, as shown below; you can also choose individual cells or groups of cells (columns or rows). See Chapter 1 (Introducing Calc) for more about selecting cells and ranges of cells.

Selecting data for plotting

Next, open the Chart Wizard dialog using one of two methods.

  • Select Insert > Chart from the menu bar.
Insert chart from menu bar
  • Or, click the Chart icon on the main toolbar.
Insert chart from main toolbar

Either method inserts a sample chart on the worksheet, opens the Formatting toolbar, and opens the Chart Wizard, as shown in the section below.

Image:Tip.png If you place the cursor anywhere in the area of the data, the Chart Wizard will do a fairly good job of guessing the range of the data. Just be careful that you have not included the title of your chart.

OpenOffice Calc 3.x Guide
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