Creating a pie chart in Google Sheets is an essential skill for anyone in the B2B SaaS sector. Whether you’re analyzing sales data or reviewing departmental expenditures, a well-crafted pie chart can transform columns of data into a clear, concise visual representation.
This blog will walk you through how to create a pie chart in Google Sheets, complete with screenshots.
Creating a Basic Pie Chart
Step 1: Prepare Your Data
Start by inputting your data into Google Sheets. In the example below, we’re tracking monthly software feature usage by different departments within the company.
Alt text: “Data table in Google Sheets showing software feature usage by department.”)
Step 2: Select Your Data
Highlight the data range you wish to visualize. This should include both the categories and their corresponding values.
Step 3: Create Your Pie Chart
Go to the “Insert” menu, choose “Chart.”
Google Sheets will automatically select a chart type.
To change your chart type, open the drop down menu and scroll down until you find pie charts.
Click the pie chart button. Your chart will automatically update.
Step 4: Customize Your Chart
Personalizing your pie chart enhances its clarity and impact. In Google Sheets, you can easily modify aspects like the title, legend positioning, and slice colors to better represent your data.
To begin customizing, click on the “Customize” tab in the Chart Editor sidebar. From here, you have various options to tweak the chart’s appearance to your preferences.
For example, change the chart title by selecting ‘Chart & axis titles’ on the sidebar.
Enter your new title. Google Sheets will automatically update the chart.
Creating a pie chart in Google Sheets is straightforward and can offer valuable insights into your SaaS business operations. With this guide, you’re now equipped to turn your data into informative visuals.
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