How to Make a Line Chart in Google Sheets

Greetings reader! Are you looking to create a stunning line chart, but don't know where to start? Well, you're in luck because I'm going to show you how to make a beautiful line chart in Google Sheets that will make your data pop. It's easy, it's fun, and it'll help your audience understand your data in a snap. So, let's get started!

Step 1: Open Google Sheets and Set Up Your Data

First things first, you need to open Google Sheets and set up your data. You can either import your data or enter your data manually. Once you have your data ready, it's time to set up your chart.

Step 2: Select Your Data and Open the Chart Editor

Select the data range you want to use for your chart. Then, click “Insert” and select “Chart” from the dropdown menu. This will open the chart editor on the right-hand side of your screen.

Step 3: Choose the Line Chart Type

In the chart editor, select the “Chart types” tab and choose the “Line chart” option. This will create a basic line chart. We can always customize it later.

Step 4: Customize Your Line Chart

Now, it’s time to customize your line chart to make it visually appealing and easy to understand. You can adjust the chart title and axis titles to make it clear what your chart is displaying. You can also add gridlines and adjust the legend position.

Step 5: Format Your Data

You can format your data to include color coding, highlight specific data points or lines, and choose different line styles such as dashed or dotted lines. Formatting your data will make it easier to understand and more visually appealing.

Step 6: Add Labels and Text Boxes

You can also add labels and text boxes to your line chart which will explain specific data points or provide additional context. This is especially useful if you are presenting your line chart to a wider audience who may not be familiar with the data.

Step 7: Preview Your Line Chart

Once you are finished customizing your line chart, it’s time to preview it. Click “Update” in the chart editor to see your line chart. If it looks good, you can share it with others by embedding it in a website or sharing the Google Sheets file with your colleagues.


There you have it. You now know how to make a stunning line chart in Google Sheets. With a bit of creativity and patience, you can create a chart that will blow your audience away. Now, go ahead and get started. Happy charting!

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