Google Slides Embed: How to Embed Charts & Keep Them Live

Published: April 27, 2024 - 3 min read

Julian Alvarado

Pie charts are a visually appealing and easy-to-understand way to present data in Google Slides presentations. However, editing and keeping these charts up-to-date can be a challenge.

In this blog post, you’ll learn how to embed pie charts in Google Slides and keep them live using Coefficient, ensuring your data is always current and accurate.

Why Use Pie Charts in Google Slides?

Before diving into the embedding process, let’s explore the benefits of using pie charts in your Google Slides presentations:

  1. Visual Appeal: Pie charts are eye-catching and can make your data more engaging and memorable for your audience.
  2. Easy to Understand: The circular nature of pie charts makes it simple for viewers to grasp the proportions and relationships between different categories or segments.
  3. Quick Comparisons: Pie charts enable your audience to make quick comparisons between various data points, helping them identify key insights at a glance.
  4. Storytelling: By emphasizing specific slices or using colors strategically, you can use pie charts to tell a compelling story with your data.

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Embed And Edit A Pie Chart In Google Slides

Step 1. Create a pie chart in Google Sheets

Open a new or existing Google Sheets spreadsheet and enter your data.

Entering data into a new or existing Google Sheets spreadsheet.

Select the data and click “Insert” > “Chart.”

Process of selecting data and inserting a chart in Google Sheets.

Choose “Pie chart” from the chart types.

Choosing a pie chart from available chart types in Google Sheets.

Step 2. Embed the pie chart in Google Slides

Open Google Slides, head to the top navigation and click “Insert” > “Chart” > “From Sheets.”

Inserting a pie chart from Google Sheets into a Google Slides presentation via the top navigation.

Select the Google Sheets file and the pie chart you want to embed.

Selecting a Google Sheets file and specific pie chart to embed in Google Slides.

Select “Insert” > “Import” to continue.

 Importing content into Google Slides presentation through the Insert and Import options.

Step 3. Edit chart data

Click the embedded pie chart in Google Slides and select “Open source.”

Accessing the source of an embedded pie chart in Google Slides to make edits.

Open the Google Sheets spreadsheet you created in step 1.

Make the necessary changes to the data in the spreadsheet. Once you’re done, go back to your Google Slides presentation. You’ll see that the chart has been automatically updated to reflect the changes you made in the spreadsheet.

Editing data in Google Sheets and automatically updating the pie chart in Google Slides.

Step 4. Keep your pie chart live with Coefficient

Scenario: The night before, a few high-value deals unexpectedly close. You forget to update your Google Slides charts, leading to awkward questions from the CEO.

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With Coefficient, your embedded pie chart in Google Slides will automatically update whenever your linked data changes, ensuring you can present with confidence. Here’s how it works.

Install the Coefficient add-on for Google Sheets and connect to your desired data source, such as Salesforce or HubSpot.

Import the relevant data set into the Google Sheets spreadsheet linked to your pie chart.

Importing relevant data set into a Google Sheets spreadsheet linked to a pie chart.

Set up an automatic data refresh schedule: hourly, daily, or weekly.


Create a pie chart and embed it into your Google Slides presentation like above.

Your embedded pie chart in Google Slides will now update automatically whenever the linked data changes

Tips For Creating Effective Pie Charts In Google Slides

  • Keep it simple: Limit the number of slices to make your pie chart easy to read
  • Use contrasting colors: Ensure each slice is distinguishable from the others
  • Include data labels and percentages: Make it easy for your audience to understand the data
  • Highlight the most important slice: Draw attention to the key takeaway from your data

Embed Charts in Googles Slides and Keep Them Live with Coefficient

Embedding and editing pie charts in Google Slides is a straightforward process that can greatly enhance your presentations. By following the steps outlined in this blog post and using Coefficient to keep your charts live, you’ll ensure that your data is always accurate and up-to-date.

Start creating compelling, data-driven presentations today with Google Slides and Coefficient. Get started with Coefficient now.

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