You can add column, stacked column, bar, stacked bar, pie, line, area, and stacked area charts to your presentations — to present your data in a visual, legible way. To add a chart:

1. Click the column chart icon in the editor toolbar.

2. Select the type of chart that you’d like to add

Alternatively, press Command + K, type in “chart” and select the type of chart you want to use. Now you can start entering your data.

  1. Select the chart.

  2. Click Edit chart data above the chart or in the Design panel on the right.

3. Type or copy and paste your data into the table at the bottom of the screen.

4. Click Finish editing chart data in the sidebar when you’re done.

You can also import a CSV file or Google spreadsheet, or connect to your Google Analytics account to import your data. Simply select the integration you're looking for when creating a new chart, or click Replace chart data in the inline editor of an existing chart to get started.

Add multiple columns to your charts

Need to display two or more columns of data in your charts? No problem. Click on the + symbol to the right of the last column to add an extra one.

Currently, you can add up to 8 columns and change the color for each column. To change the color of a column, click the color circle in the top right of each row. To rename the legend, select the text in the header of the column.

How to edit your chart

There are many options you have to customize your chart. To either include or remove these, simply switch the toggle on or off in the right-hand panel:

  • Legend

  • Background

  • Value labels

  • Category labels

  • Category axis

  • Scale labels

  • Scale axis

  • Grid

You can customize your chart by using the inline controls as well. Simply click on the chart and you’ll find editing options based on the type of chart you are working on.

How to change the colors of your charts

When you need to restyle a part of your chart, just click on the area you'd like to change the color of (for example, a column in a column chart), and then click on the color swatch in the inline editor.

Our color palettes make it easy for you to update the colors at once without having to manually style each part of the chart. The first palette, Mono, is based on the current slide style. Once you’ve selected a palette, you can still adjust the colors of chart data series or pie chart segments.

How to add legends to your charts

In order to add a legend to your chart, toggle Legend on from the inline editor.

Once toggled on, the legend will sit above your chart. Double-clicking the legend once it appears will allow you to change the color of the text, font family, font style, font size, and choose between a dot or a square bullet style.

To make your charts even more precise, you can format data as numbers, currencies, or percentages. Click on the formatting menu at the top right-hand corner of the table to choose between number type, format, decimal points, and more.

How to adjust the labels on your charts

Click on a label of your line and bar charts to open up options for the positioning behavior of the labels once the chart gets resized. The three options are:

  • Auto: Labels will rotate when they need more space

  • Hide: Labels will disappear once they can’t be fully displayed

  • Rotate: Labels will be rotated right away

Min scale and Max scale determine the number your chart begins and ends at. Steps is the number of gridlines in your chart (you can have between 2 and 15). If you do not specify numbers for these, they will automatically generate for you depending on the values of your chart.

Stacked charts

Stacked charts help you quickly see data breakdowns and understand the sum and ratio of individual values. Pitch offers stacked bar, stacked column, and stacked area charts.

In order to create a stacked chart, add additional Values to your chart to extend the standard chart. It is useful to have a different color for the different values so you can easily see the contribution of the values.

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