How to Create an Embedded Chart in Excel – 3 Steps


Definition of Embedded Chart

Excel embeds the chart in the worksheet containing the dataset. You can also insert the chart into a separate chart sheet.

The dataset showcases Month number, Marketing Expense, and the Revenue in USD.

embedded chart excel


Step  1 – Add a Series to the Chart

  • Select D4:D13 (the Revenue column).
  • Hold CTRL and select B4:B13 (the Month column).
  • Go to Insert >> click Insert Scatter (X,Y) or Bubble Chart >> choose Scatter with Smooth Lines and Markers.

Add a Series to the Chart

Step  2 – Add a Second Series to the Chart

  • Select the chart >> choose Select Data in Chart Design.

Add a Second Series to the Chart

  • Click Add to enter a new series.

embedded chart excel

In the Edit Series dialog box.

  • Enter the Series name, here, Marketing Expense.
  • Choose B5:B13 as Series X values >> select C5:C13 as Series Y values >> Click OK.

Inserting Marketing Expense

 Step 3 – Format the Chart

  • Go to Chart Elements, enable the Axes Title to name the axes. Here, Month and US Dollar.
  • Add a Chart Title, here, Breakdown of Revenue and Marketing Expense by Month.
  • Check Legend to show the two series.
  • Uncheck Gridlines.

Format the Chart

This is the output.

embedded chart excel

Moving  an Embedded Chart into a Chart Sheet


  • Select the chart >> go to Chart Design and choose Move Chart.

Moving Embedded Chart into Chart Sheet

In the Move Chart wizard:

  • Select New sheet >> click OK.

Inserting Chart Sheet

This is the output.

Moving a Chart Sheet into an Embedded Chart


  • Select the chart in the chart sheet >> click Move Chart.

Moving Chart Sheet into Embedded Chart

In the Move Chart wizard:

  • Select Object in and enter the name of the sheet to insert the chart, here: Creating Embedded Chart.
  • Click OK.

Inserting Embedded Chart

This is the output.

Printing an Embedded Chart


  • Insert a chart.
  • Press CTRL + P to open print preview.

Printing Embedded Chart

  • Click  Print.

Print Preview

Read More: How to Print Graph in Excel

How to Embed an Excel Chart into a Word Document


  • Select the chart >> press CTRL + C to copy the chart.

How to Embed Excel Chart into Word Document

  • Open a Word document >> choose a location to insert the chart.
  • Press CTRL + V to paste it.

Using Shortcut key to Paste

Read More: How to Refresh Chart in Excel

Practice Section

Practice here.

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Kawser Ahmed
Kawser Ahmed

Kawser Ahmed is a Microsoft Excel Expert, Udemy Course Instructor, Data Analyst, Finance professional, and Chief Editor of ExcelDemy. He is the founder and CEO of SOFTEKO (a software and content marketing company). He has a B.Sc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. As a Udemy instructor, he offers 8 acclaimed Excel courses, one selected for Udemy Business. A devoted MS Excel enthusiast, Kawser has contributed over 200 articles and reviewed thousands more. His expertise extends to Data Analysis,... Read Full Bio

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