Create and edit charts

Find out how to enter your data and work with charts.

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Written by Stephanie Leong
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Find out how to visualize your data and work with charts.

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

  1. Click the 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.

Add data to your chart

  1. Select the chart.

  2. Click Edit 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 X in the righthand side of the table to finish editing.

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 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 of the data table to add an extra one.

Currently, you can add up to eight columns and change the color for each column. To change the color of a column, click the color circle in the top right of the data table row.

Edit your chart

There are many ways to customize your chart. Switch the toggle on or off in the design panel to include or remove these properties:

  • 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 twice on the chart and you’ll find editing options based on the type of chart you are working on.

Change the colors of your charts

To change the colors of the segments, click on the segment you'd like to change (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 all the colors at once without having to manually style each area 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 individual chart segments.


Add legends to your charts

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

Once toggled on, the legend will sit above your chart. Double-clicking the legend will allow you to choose a font family, font style, font size, and font color, and choose between dot or square bullets.

To change the legend values, open the data table and select the text in the header of each column.

To make your charts even more precise, you can format data as numbers, currencies, or percentages. Click on one of these types to choose number format, decimal points, and more.

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 range of the chart, where the data begins and ends. Steps is the number of gridlines in your chart, or the steps between each data value (you can have between two and 15). If you do not specify numbers for these, they will be automatically generated 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 data table to extend the standard chart. It is useful to have a different color for each value so you can easily see them when stacked together.

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