How to Create a Chart in Google Sheets

As a marketer, I know how important it is to present data in a visually appealing way. Charts are a great way to do that, and Google Sheets makes it easy to create them. In this article, I’ll show you step-by-step how to create a chart in Google Sheets.

Step 1: Enter Your Data

The first step in creating a chart is to enter your data. This is pretty straightforward in Google Sheets. Simply create a new spreadsheet and enter your data in the columns and rows. For example, let’s say we’re creating a chart to compare the number of website visitors in three different months. We’d enter the dates in the first column, and the number of visitors in the second column.

It’s important to make sure your data is clean and organized. This will make it easier to create your chart and ensure that your chart is accurate.

Step 2: Select Your Data

The next step is to select the data you want to include in your chart. In our example, we want to include the dates and the number of visitors. Simply click and drag over the cells you want to include. You can also hold down the Ctrl key to select non-consecutive cells.

Step 3: Create Your Chart

With your data selected, it’s time to create your chart. Click on the “Insert” menu at the top of the page, and then select “Chart”.

This will bring up the “Chart editor” on the right-hand side of your screen. Here, you can select the type of chart you want to create, such as a bar chart, line chart, or pie chart. You can also customize the colors, labels, and other settings of your chart.

Step 4: Customize Your Chart

Once you’ve selected the type of chart you want to create, it’s time to customize it to your liking. You can change the color scheme, add titles and labels, and adjust the layout of your chart.

One cool feature of Google Sheets is that it can automatically generate a chart title and axis labels based on your data. Simply click the checkbox next to “Use row 1 as headers” if your data includes headers, and Google Sheets will do the rest.

Step 5: Insert Your Chart

Once you’ve customized your chart to your liking, it’s time to insert it into your document or presentation. Simply click the “Insert” button at the bottom of the chart editor, and your chart will be inserted into your spreadsheet.

From here, you can resize or move your chart as needed.


And that’s it! Creating a chart in Google Sheets is easy and intuitive, making it a great tool for marketers and data analysts alike. With just a few clicks, you can turn your data into a visually appealing chart that can help you communicate your insights to your team and stakeholders.

So next time you need to create a chart, give Google Sheets a try. You might be surprised at how easy and fun it is!

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