How to graph in excel

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This describes how to make a very basic graph in excel.

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How to graph in excel

  1. 1. Using Excel to Make a Graph
  2. 2. Open Excel, select “New Workbook”
  3. 3. Type “Temperature” in cell A1. Type “Time” in cell B1
  4. 4. Type in the average temperatures for cold, room temp. and hot water. These averages should come from the data that you collected in class. When you write the temp. make sure you write “C” after the number. ave. = average
  5. 5. Use the cursor to highlight all of the cells with text (A1-B4) Then click “charts”
  6. 6. Under “charts” select “Columns” The types of column charts you can use are circled.
  7. 7. Now you have a graph. Highlight the graph and copy and paste it into a word document. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 5 C 30 C 75 C Time Time
  8. 8. Click on the word “time” to change the title. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 5 C 30 C 75 C Write your own title here Time
  9. 9. When the graph is in your word document • You might have a hard time moving the graph around. • If this happens, put the cursor next to the graph and press enter several times. • You should now be able to move the graph.

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