How to Make a Pie Chart in MS Word

A pie chart offers a lot of information visually. You can make a pie chart in MS Word rather easily. Let us show you in simple, step-by-step instructions how you can:

1. Create a Pie Chart in Word

2. Customize a Pie Chart 

Let us begin.

Create a Pie Chart in Word

Step #1: Open MS Word document

Open a Word document where you want to create a pie chart.

Navigate to the location where you want to insert the pie chart.

Step #2: Open Insert Chart dialog box

In the main menu, click on the Insert tab to change the ribbon.

In the section Illustrations, click on the Chart icon.

This will open the Insert Chart dialog box.

Step #3: Insert a Pie Chart

In the Insert Chart dialog box, click on the Pie tab.

The right pane will display five types of Pie Charts:

  • Pie
  • 3D Pie
  • Pie of Pie
  • Bar of Pie
  • Doughnut

Click to select any type.

For this tutorial, we have selected 3D Pie.

Click on the OK button at the bottom.

The Pie Chart and its data appear in the document.

Customize a Pie Chart in MS Word

Step #1: Change Chart Data

Click inside the data chart and change it according to your stats.

The pie chart immediately reflects the changes you have made.

Once satisfied with the changes, close the chart data by clicking on the X icon in the top right-hand corner.

Step #2: Change Chart Style

Click on the pie chart to select it.

Four icons appear on the right side.

Click on the third icon from the top, which looks like a paintbrush.

A selection menu opens, allowing you to change the Style and Color.

Click on a suitable style.

The pie chart changes to reflect the choice you made.


Making a pie chart in Microsoft Word can be done with only a few clicks. MS Word has excellent functionality to make the process easy and to create a stunning pie chart.

There are many ways in which you can customize your pie chart, and we only explained one way as an example. The best is to click on the other icons, and play around to see what they do too. The pie chart can be modified to suit your exact tastes and preferences.

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