How to Make a Graph on Google Drive

Graphs are an effective way to summarize a large dataset in visual form with a clean and clear presentation. By seeing the presentation, you can get a clear point without reading the whole paragraphs.

Have you tried making graphs in Google Drive? Well, I will share with you here how to create a graph in Google Drive.

Google Drive Graph

We can use Google Docs and Google Sheets to make a graph instead of using Google Drive. Google Docs and Google Sheets are great applications to draw a Google Drive Graph. Let’s see how to make graphs on Google Sheets and Google Docs.

How to make a graph on Google Drive?

There are multiple ways you can make a graph on Google Drive. Following are some of the ways you can make a graph on Google Drive.

How to make a graph on Google Sheets?

Making a graph on Google Sheets from Google Drive is simple, easy, and quick. All you have to do is put the input, insert a graph, and save it in your Google Drive. To make a graph on Google Drive, follow the below instructions.

  • Go to google drive.com from a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer and sign in with your Google account. Click + to see the Google Docs option.
Create Graph in Google Drive
  • Click on Google Docs to proceed further. From there you can choose a Blank document or From a template.
Google Drive create graph
  • Double-click on a cell to add a text heading to the graph. You can add a clear table of information that you want to add to your graph.
  • Click Insert at the top and select Chart.
Graph in Google Drive
  • You can see a list of chart types such as pie charts, column charts, bar charts, and line charts. Choose the chart type you want to use.
  • Move to the next tab Customize to customize your Google Drive graph’s title, label the axis, format the size, color, and font, and adjust the colors. 
  • Once the customization is over, close the chart editor. Your graph will be inserted into the Spreadsheet.
  • If you want to go back and edit the Google Drive graph, click on the graph, and then click “three vertical dots” at the right corner of the graph. Select “Edit chart” to edit the graph. 
Graph in Drive
  • You can then use this graph in any application you want. You can use this graph in other Google applications such as Google Slides, Google Drawing, or Google Docs. You can either click on the graph, select “Copy Chart” to paste it anywhere, or download the graph in a PNG image, or scalable vector graphics.

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How to make a graph on Google Drive on Android?

To make a graph on Google Drive on Android, follow the below steps.

Step 1: On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Drive.

Step 2: Tap on the add icon ‘+’ at the bottom right corner of your Android mobile and then tap on “Google Sheets”.

Step 3:  Add text content of the graph and drag to select the cells you want to include in your chart.

Step 4: Tap Insert > Chart.

Step 5: Choose the graph and then tap the done icon.

How to make a graph on Google Drive on iPhone?

Follow the below steps to make a graph on Google Drive on iPhone.

Step 1: On your iPhone, open Google Drive.

Step 2: Tap on the add icon ‘+’ at the bottom right corner of your iPhone and then tap on “Google Sheets”.

Step 3: You can add the text you want to display in your graph and then drag to select the cells you want to include in your chart.

Step 4: Tap Insert > Chart.

Step 5: Customize the graph and then tap the done icon.

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How to make a line graph on Google Sheets/ How to make an x y graph in Google Sheets?

To make a line graph on Google Sheets, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open and sign in to your Google Drive account.

Step 2: Click the add icon ‘+’ and select “Google Sheets” > “Blank Spreadsheet”

Google Drive graph in Sheets

Step 3: Add a clear table of data that you want to show in your graph.

Google Sheet in Google Drive

Step 4: Now drag and select the data. Click “Insert” at the top and select “Chart”.

Graph from the Google Drive

Step 5: The chart editor window will be popped on the right side of the screen where you can set up and customize the graph.

Step 6: You can see a bunch of chart types such as pie charts, column charts, bar charts, and line charts. 

Step 7: Choose the “Bar chart”.

Step 8: Customize the graph as you wish and close the chart editor once you’re done. Your line graph will be inserted into the Google Sheets.

How to make a line graph on Google Docs?

If you’re working on a Google Docs document and wish to a line graph in the document, you can do that right from the Google Docs itself. All you have to do is open Google Docs, navigate to Google Sheets, and follow the above-said steps. To make a line graph in Google Docs simply, follow the below steps.

  • Step 1: Open the Google Docs file that you want to make a line graph. 
  • Step 2: Click the “File” tab on the top menu and click “New” > “Spreadsheet”.
  • Step 3: Now make a graph on Google Sheets as mentioned above.

Conclusion

Hope you have got an idea of how to make a graph on Google Drive. So try from your end and make a graph on Google Drive on your own and present the information clearly to the end user.

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