This video (part III of a series) shows you how to bring a chart from Excel to PowerPoint while accomplishing 3 goals:
- Maintaining the look of the presentation
- Keeping the presentation file small
- Maintaining the security of your data
View Part I: Creating the chart in PowerPoint
View Part II: Using a chart that you’ve already created in Excel
Thanks so much for sharing this post –
Always nice to find useful content and ideas that I can adapt to improve presentations – this was very helpful!
Glad to help. Please share it again with others who can use it.
I don’t always have time to look at your emails but I do save them and go back when I do.
Thank you for the powerpoint/chart tutorials. Sometimes it’s that last little detail that escapes you from being functional with the software and these helped me a lot.
What I would really like to learn better is colors and themes. When I see the “Create new theme colors” I am lost when they refer to Text/Background Dark and Light. I’ve googled everywhere and still can’t connect the dots.
Thank you for all you do.
I just stumbled upon another question that I can’t figure out the answer to.
I embedded a chart. I went to lunch. Came back and went back to the slide and didn’t remember if it was embedded or linked.
Once you have a chart either embedded or linked, how can you tell which it is? If I need to edit the embedded data, I don’t want to alter my original file.
Interesting — I had to do some sleuthing. See if this works for you. Embed on 1 slide and link on the other. I just copied the chart and pasted, using different options for each. On the linked chart, on the Chart Tools, Design tab, in the Data group, the Update Data button is active. On the embedded chart, it’s faded, so I can’t use it.
Does this work for you?