Computers, Laptops & Tablets Apple iPad Office: How to Create a Chart in PowerPoint or Word Use Excel for the heavy lifting Share Pin Email Print Apple iPad Macs By Daniel Nations Writer Daniel Nations has been a tech journalist since 1994. His work has appeared in Computer Currents, The Examiner, The Spruce, and other publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Daniel Nations Updated September 07, 2019 The Microsoft Office apps for the iPad have come a long way, but you still can't create charts in the Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft Word apps. The solution is to create the chart in the Excel app, copy it to the clipboard, and paste it into your Word or PowerPoint document. Instructions in this article apply to Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word apps on iPads running iOS 12 or iOS 11. Use Excel to Create a Chart for Powerpoint or Word The Excel app is well-suited to handle simple or complex charts. Open a new spreadsheet in Excel or open an existing spreadsheet with data. If you are in a new spreadsheet, enter the data at the top of the page. Tap the Abc and 123 buttons to toggle the keyboard for data entry. Select the data you want on the chart by tapping in one cell and using the handles to expand the selection. Tap Insert at the top of the screen, followed by Charts to display the different types of available charts. Within each chart selection are several variations. Choose the desired chart format by tapping on it. Examine the resulting chart. You don't need to worry about the size of the graph; You can adjust the size in PowerPoint or Word, but you do want to make sure everything else looks OK. When the chart is highlighted, the Chart Tools tab appears at the top. Use these tools to modify the graph by changing the layout, color scheme, or type of graph. When you're done making any adjustments, tap the chart to highlight it. A Cut/Copy/Delete menu appears above the chart. Tap Copy to copy the chart to the clipboard. Launch Word or PowerPoint and open the document where you want to insert the chart. Tap the area of the document where you want to insert the chart to open a menu that includes the Paste function. Choose Paste to insert the chart. Drag the chart to move it to a new location in the document or use the circles (anchors) to resize the chart.