Before you create a chart, you need to type in some numbers and identifying labels because Excel will use those labels to identify the parts of your chart. (You can always edit your chart later if you don't want Excel to display certain labels or numbers.)
To create a chart, follow these steps:
1. Select the numbers and labels that you want to use to create a chart.
2. Click the Insert tab.
A list of chart type icons appears, as shown in Figure 9-3.
The Insert tab displays icons for creating different types of charts.
3. Click a Chart icon, such as the Pie or Line icon.
The Create Chart gallery appears (see Figure 9-3).
4. Click a chart type.
Excel creates your chart and displays a Chart Tools tab, as shown in Figure 9-4.
The Chart Tools tab appears so you can modify a chart after you create it.