Chart Data Table in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Learn about the Data Table for charts in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
There may be times when you need to show both the chart and the underlying data that created the chart. To make this possible, you can use PowerPoint's Data Table option -- this way, not only you get the pictorial representation of the values, but you also get to show the same values in the form of a table right below the chart.
Follow these steps to learn more:
- Open your presentation in
PowerPoint 2013 and select the required chart, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Chart selected
- This brings up two Charts Tools contextual tabs of the
Ribbon -- select the Design tab
(highlighted in red within Figure 1, above). Then, click the Add Chart
Element button (shown highlighted in red within Figure 2). This opens a
drop-down gallery as shown in Figure 2 -- within this drop-down gallery, select the Data Table
option to open a sub-gallery which includes various options for the Data Table (highlighted in blue
within Figure 2).
Figure 2: Data Table sub-gallery
Alternatively, you can select the chart and click the Chart Elements button (the plus sign highlighted in red within Figure 3). This opens the Chart Elements gallery. Within the Chart Elements gallery, hover your cursor over the Data Table option. This brings up a right-arrow as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 3. Click this right-arrow to open the Data Table sub-gallery (highlighted in green within Figure 3) which includes various options for the Data Table.
Figure 3: Data Table options
Let us explore the options within the Data Table sub-gallery shown in Figure 2, previously on this page:
- None: Selected by default, this option removes any existing Data Table from the chart -- your chart will
appear as shown previously in Figure 1 on this page.
- With Legend Keys: Adds a Data Table below the chart with each Series name accompanied by its Legend Key
(color block) in the Data Table, as shown highlighted in red within
Figure 4: Data Table with Legend Key
- No Legend Keys: Adds a Data Table to the chart with the Series names not showing any Legend Keys (color blocks).
Figure 5 shows Data Table added (highlighted in red within
Figure 5) to our sample chart.
Figure 5: Data Table without Legend Keys added
Note: Hover the cursor over any top three options within the Data Table sub-gallery to see a live preview.
- More Data Table Options: Summons the Format Data Table
Task Pane that provides you with
various options to customize the appearance of your Data Table -- this is explained in our
Data Table Options for Charts in
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows tutorial.
- None: Selected by default, this option removes any existing Data Table from the chart -- your chart will appear as shown previously in Figure 1 on this page.
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