Excel 2000
Moving, Resizing, and Deleting Charts

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Lesson 15: Moving, Resizing, and Deleting Charts

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Introduction

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Delete a chart
  • Move a chart
  • Resize a chart

Deleting a chart

If you make a mistake inserting a chart—or if you would like to remove it from your document—use the Delete key on your keyboard.

To delete a chart:

  • Click the white space anywhere on your chart to show the selection box.
  • Press the Delete key on your keyboard.

chart showing selection box

Important Point If you are having difficulty deleting a chart, click the worksheet outside of the chart. Now you should be able to select and delete the chart.

Moving a chart

The easiest way to move a chart is to drag it around the worksheet.

To move a chart:

  • Click the white space anywhere on your chart.
  • Use the cursor to drag your chart anywhere on the worksheet.

chart with selection box and move cursor labeled

Resizing a chart

Sometimes a chart will not fit on a worksheet. Excel makes it easy to make a chart smaller (or larger).

Resizing a chart:

  • Click the white space anywhere on your chart.
  • Use the grab handles to resize the chart.

chart showing grab handles and resize cursor labeled

Challenge!

  • Create a chart and practice the following:
    • Move your chart.
    • Resize your chart.
    • Delete your chart.

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