# Graph Lesson 2 - Use Excel to Create Graphs in Your Classroom

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You can use Excel to create graphs like this.

Step 1 - Start Excel & then Insert your data into columns A & B.

Make sure you leave row 1 blank.

Step 2 - Highlight all your data in both columns by left clicking in the top right hand corner of cell A1 and dragging to the bottom right hand corner.

Step 3 - Press the Chart Wizard button to convert the data into a graph.

Step 4 - Choose a graph that WILL communicate the meaning of the data effectively. (Not just pretty pictures)

Step 5 - Press 'Next'

Step 6 - Write in the title of your graph and press 'Next'

Step 7 - Right click on any column and choose 'Format Data Series' then choose the colours of the graph.

Step 8 - Right click on the Wall, choose 'Format Walls' & select a colour.

- You can also format the floor of the graph by right clicking on the floor & formatting it.

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