PowerPoint Tips: Embed Excel Charts in a Slide

Lesson 16: Embed Excel Charts in a Slide


Embed Excel charts in a slide

Whenever you need a chart in PowerPoint, you don’t need to create a new one from scratch. Instead, you can embed Excel charts in your slides. These embedded charts will also update automatically if you make any changes to the Excel data.

Watch the video below to see how this process works. 


  1. Open both your Excel file and your PowerPoint file. 
  2. Right-click your chart in Excel. Then select Copy from the drop-down menu.
  3. Go back to PowerPoint and right-click on the slide where you want to insert the chart. 
  4. In the drop-down menu under Paste Options, select Use Destination & Link Data. Click this button to paste the chart.
  5. You might need to make adjustments so that the chart fits on the slide. 
  6. If you make any changes to the Excel data, your chart will automatically update on the PowerPoint slide, too.

Now you can start adding in some charts that visually represent your data.

Hopefully you’ve found this first section of the tutorial to be interesting and useful. In the second section, you’ll find more tips about PowerPoint. While the lessons are formatted a little differently, we still think you’ll find them to be equally informative. 

Read on to learn more, and don’t forget to take the final quiz!