Introduction: How to Make Graphs on Google Drive

This instructable shows you how to create graphs using Google Drive. This is great for school projects and you can easily put the graph in a Google word document or presentation.

Step 1: Open Up Google Drive

To use Google Drive you must have a Google account. Go to and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2: Create a New Spreadsheet

Click on "Create" and go down and click on "Spreadsheet".

Step 3: Make the Table of Information

To add text, double click on a cell. Make a clear table of information that you want in your graph.

Step 4: Opening the Graph Creator

Use your mouse to select the table. Click on "Insert" at the top and go down and click on "Chart".

Step 5: Using the Chart Editor

The chart editor will now open and it will give you a very basic chart and some recommendations.

Click on "Chart" (next to "Start"). You will now see a bunch of chart types. Choose the chart type you want to use.

Step 6: Customizing the Chart

Click on "Customize". You can now give the chart a title, label the axis, and adjust the colors. When your graph meets your likeness, click insert and the chart will be on the Spreadsheet.

If you need to go back and edit the graph, click on the graph, click on the little arrow in the top left corner of it, and click "Advanced edit..."

Step 7: How to Insert the Graph Into a Google Word Document

Click on the graph. Click on the little drop down arrow in the top right corner of the graph. Click on "Copy Chart".

Open a word document or a presentation. Go to the place where you want the graph to be.

Click "Edit", "Web Clipboard", and then the graph you want. It should appear in the document/presentation.

You can now re-size the Graph and choose if you want the text to wrap around it, be in line, or break text.

Step 8: Enjoy!

You can now have a customized, beautiful graph to enhance your projects. This is my entry for the Data Visualization Contest, so please vote for it. Thank you and leave any questions below.

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