Column, bar, line, area, pie, and donut charts in Numbers on iPad
To create any type of chart, you can add a chart 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 chart that displays the data. Either way, when you change the data in the table, the chart updates automatically.
You can import a spreadsheet with charts from Microsoft Excel or Numbers for Mac. The imported spreadsheet might be somewhat different from the original. For example, if an imported spreadsheet has a chart with trendlines or error bars, you won’t be able to edit them or add new ones.
Tip: You can learn about different chart types in the Charting Basics template. With the spreadsheet manager in browse view, tap , then tap Charting Basics in the Basic template category. Tap the tabs near the top of the template (Column and Bar Charts, Interactive Chart, and so on) to view the different sheets—each sheet explains a different type of chart.
Create a column, bar, line, area, pie, or donut chart
Tap , then tap .
Tap 2D, 3D, or Interactive to see the types of charts you can add, then swipe left or right to see more options for each type of chart.
Note: The stacked bar, column, and area charts show two or more data series stacked together.
Tap a chart to add it to the sheet, then drag it to where you want it.
Tap the chart, then select the table cells with the data you want to use.
You can select cells in one or more tables, including tables on different sheets. While you’re editing a chart’s data references, an icon appears on the tab for any sheet that contains data used in the chart.
To change whether rows or columns are plotted as data series, tap in the toolbar, then tap an option.
Tap Done in the toolbar.
If you add a 3D chart, you see at its center. Drag this control to adjust the chart’s orientation.
If you add a donut chart and want to resize the center hole, tap , tap Chart, then drag the Inner Radius slider to make the opening larger or smaller.
You can change the data reflected in the chart at any time. To learn how, see Modify chart data in Numbers on iPad.