# Add column, bar, line, area, pie, doughnut and radar charts in Numbers on Mac

To create any type of graph, you can add a graph to a sheet first, then select the table cells with the data you want to use. Or, you can select the data first, then create a graph that displays the data. Either way, when you change the data in the table, the graph updates automatically.

In Numbers, you can import a spreadsheet with graphs from Microsoft Excel. The imported graphs might look somewhat different from the original, but the data they display is the same.

**Tip: **You can learn about different graph types in the Graph Basics template. To open it, choose File > New, click Basic in the left sidebar, then double-click the Charting Basics template. In Graph Basics, click the tabs near the top of the template to view the different sheets; each one explains a different type of graph.

## Create a column, bar, line, area, pie, doughnut or radar chart

Click in the toolbar, then click 2D, 3D or Interactive.

Click the left and right arrows to see more styles.

*Note:*The stacked bar, column and area graphs show two or more data series stacked together.Click a graph or drag it to the sheet.

If you add a 3D graph, you see at its centre. Drag this control to adjust the graph’s orientation.

Click the Add Graph Data button near the selected graph (if you don’t see the Add Graph Data button, make sure the graph is selected).

Select the table cells with the data you want to use.

You can select cells from one or more tables, including tables on different sheets. While you’re editing a graph’s data references, a dot appears on the tab of any sheet that contains data used in the graph.

To change whether rows or columns are plotted as a data series, choose an option from the pop-up menu in the bar at the bottom of the window.

Click Done in the bar at the bottom of the window.

You can change the data reflected in the graph at any time. To learn how, see Modify graph data in Numbers on Mac.