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    how to make pie chart from a list? (2003 SP1)

    I'm not very famliar with the Excel charting functions. Could somebody walk me through (or point me to a source) which tells me how I can take a list of items in a column and make a pie chart? For example, say I have a list of the following values:

    USA
    CANADA
    USA
    USA
    USA
    AUSTRALIA
    AUSTRALIA
    CANADA

    I want a pie chart which shows me USA 50%, Canada 25%, Australia 25%.

    Thank you!

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    Re: how to make pie chart from a list? (2003 SP1)

    You could create a pivot chart based on the table.
    <UL><LI>Insert a column heading (field name) above the table, say Country.
    <LI>Click anywhere in the table.
    <LI>Select Data | PivotTable and PivotChart Report...
    <LI>Select PivotChart Report.
    <LI>Click Next twice.
    <LI>Click Layout

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    Re: how to make pie chart from a list? (2003 SP1)

    That worked beautifully, thank you.

    By the way, when I modify the original data, the pivot table & chart doesn't change. Is there a way to perform a refresh so that the changes are reflected? Or do I need to recreate from scratch?

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    Re: how to make pie chart from a list? (2003 SP1)

    Nevermind, I found the refresh button. Thanks.

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    Re: how to make pie chart from a list? (2003 SP1)

    Is there a way to sort the pivot table? Right now my data looks something like:

    A 2
    B 5
    C 1
    D 12

    I'd like it ordered by the total. If I right click on the field, there is an Order option where I can move the order one by one but is there a way to sort the entire table at once?

    Thank you.

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    Re: how to make pie chart from a list? (2003 SP1)

    Click on any cell in the Total column, then click the Sort Ascending or Sort Descending button on the toolbar. The pivot chart will be updated automatically.

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