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How do I create a chart from a Writer table?

asked 2017-03-31 16:05:20 +0200

Apparently it used to be Insert>Object>Chart. That's no longer an available menu option.

I tried Insert>Chart, but that doesn't bring up the Chart Wizard. And the resulting chart doesn't match the table data.

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answered 2017-03-31 20:53:08 +0200

Regina gravatar image

Your cursor needs to be inside the table, when you call Insert > Chart.

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I tried that various time and since that didn't work, I wrote the OP above. (Thanks for your comment, though.)

markroth gravatar imagemarkroth ( 2017-04-04 17:09:42 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-03-31 16:35:54 +0200

What is your Libo and o.s. versions? In OSX Libo 4,3,7 it works. But the the data table chart is not your table, but a wizard table (right clic, Chart Data Table):

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You can insert a chart and subsequently edit it in steps. I is not connected to a table in 'Writer' or any data source. As far as I know there isn't even any support for pasting values from elsewhere into the 'DataTable...' of the chart. Thus I never generated a chart directly in a text document, but always didi it in a Calc document. As soon as you copy such a chart from a spreadsheet and paste it into the text document it is automatically and irreversibly converted to the Data-Table.variant.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-03-31 19:09:19 +0200 )edit

The inserted chart seems to be a simple copy of an internal template. You have to edit everything best starting with the type.
Disregard this comment and the one above which I no longer can edit.. I obviously had missed a lot.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-03-31 19:11:27 +0200 )edit

Charlie, I'm using LO on Win7Pro.

Inserting Charts says, "In a Writer document, you can insert a chart based on the values in a Writer table." But...

It seems the table-to-chart feature is just not available anymore.

markroth gravatar imagemarkroth ( 2017-04-04 17:18:04 +0200 )edit

I first was badly informed. But regarding the hint by @Regina the chart using the table containing the text cursor in 'Writer' as its 'Data Range' was correctly created (with a flaw concerning the automatic scaling of the x-xis).
This with LibO V5.3.1 under Win 10.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-04-04 18:01:44 +0200 )edit
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