Solved Using Charts Microsoft Word 2013

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February 15, 2014 at 07:39:34
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Hey Everyone,

Well, I just downloaded Microsoft Office Professional a few days ago. So, I just opened up Word for the first time because I needed to create a chart for a school thing. My question is, how do I create a chart in Word 2013?

This may sound quite stupid, but I just can't get it to work. When I go to Insert > Chart, it brings up a menu with all the charts. Then I click on the chart I want (in this case it was a line chart, but I did try all the others too) and then click OK. And...nothing.

I've looked online at dozens of tutorials on creating charts, but I still haven't gotten anywhere. Is there anything I'm missing?

Thanks.


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February 17, 2014 at 09:57:30
Yeah, I just tried using Object to create the chart. For the most part it worked, although when I clicked the chart to edit it, it made the program look like it was running in Vista...also it crashed when I first tried to add the chart, saying 'Another Program is waiting for an OEM operation' and I had to go into Task Manager to get it to close. A couple other times Word stopped responding, and once it decided not to display the page so I had to close it and relaunch Word.


#1
February 15, 2014 at 11:06:14
Have you defined any Data for the Chart?

Where is the Data located that the chart is supposed to use?

MIKE

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#2
February 15, 2014 at 23:52:36
You mention that you have only just downloaded Office so what I would suggest trying first is simply opening a new Excel file - you don't actually have to create anything, though if you want to create the chart you want to use, that may be a good start. Then close Excel and try inserting a chart in Word again. What should happen is that when you select the chart type that you want to use Excel should automatically open allowing you to add the data that you want for your chart. As Microsoft have gone onto their system of not adding components until they are first used, there's a possibility that your system simply needs Excel set up before Word can make use of it.

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#3
February 16, 2014 at 17:09:31
#1

I haven't inputted any data for the chart yet, as far as I can tell I'm supposed to do that after I create the chart. Where do you suggest I put the data?

#2

mm... I don't think so, I have actually created an Excel spreadsheet (and now I want to put that data into chart form in Word), so...


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#4
February 16, 2014 at 18:49:29
I do not have 2013, I'm using Office 2007 which includes Excel,
and I do not work with charts a great deal,
that being said, I believe the sequence is the same.

Open Word
On the Ribbon, Select Insert
Select Chart,
Select your Line Chart,
Click OK

At this point, an Excel spreadsheet should open with some sample data
that you can modify to suit your needs.

MIKE

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#5
February 16, 2014 at 19:58:39
Yeah, thats what I have done but when I click the chart I want and select Ok the charts menu acts like it is going away (runs the closing animation) but then a new charts menu appears, and nothing else happens.

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#6
February 16, 2014 at 20:42:20
Sounds like something isn't working.
Try doing a Repair.

Click on Start and then Control Panel
Click on Uninstall a Program.
Highlight, do not double click, Microsoft Office 2013,
Click on Change.
Select Repair option and click Continue

See if that helps.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#7
February 16, 2014 at 21:23:49
Alright, I just ran the online repair, but it still won't let me add a chart. I suppose I'll call microsoft support in the morning. Thanks for the help.

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#8
February 17, 2014 at 06:32:04
Sorry, can't be of more help.

One more thing you might try.

Create a Chart in Excel, if you can, and see if you can Insert that chart into Word.

See here for a quick How-To:

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/word201...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#9
February 17, 2014 at 08:13:16
Another couple of option you can try:

Insert a Chart as an Object.

Open Word
On the Ribbon, Select Object
Select Create New Tab,
Select Microsoft Graph Chart,
Click OK

At this point, both a small spreadsheet should open with some sample data
AND
A chart of the sample data above it.

You can also select a: Microsoft Office Excel Chart

That will open a spreadsheet with Two Tabs,
One labeled Chart
One labeled Sheet 1

See if either of these works.

MIKE

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#10
February 17, 2014 at 09:57:30
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Yeah, I just tried using Object to create the chart. For the most part it worked, although when I clicked the chart to edit it, it made the program look like it was running in Vista...also it crashed when I first tried to add the chart, saying 'Another Program is waiting for an OEM operation' and I had to go into Task Manager to get it to close. A couple other times Word stopped responding, and once it decided not to display the page so I had to close it and relaunch Word.

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#11
February 17, 2014 at 12:37:57
Two more things you might try to see if they help.

First try to re-register Word.

The /r is a Command Line switch that will force a re-register of Word in the Windows Registry.

Click Start
Click Run
In the Run box type: Winword.exe /r

You may need the whole path to Winword.exe which should be something like:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Winword.exe


You could also try a System File Check:

The System File Check will inspect all of the important Windows files on your computer, including Windows DLL files.
If System File Checker finds an issue with any of these protected files, it will replace it.

Click Start
Click Run
In the Run box type: sfc /scannow

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#12
February 17, 2014 at 13:01:42
Alright, I ran both of those, it's still displaying some things odd but hasn't crashed yet. Thanks for all the help!

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#13
March 4, 2014 at 22:58:56
Just offer a link that introduce how to insert chart in Word 2013 with detailed steps.

http://www.computerforall.ca/microsoft-office/add-charts-to-word-document

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#14
March 6, 2014 at 16:31:45
Yeah, I would do all that, but when I clicked OK, nothing would happen.

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