Microsoft Excel 2010 is well known for its spreadsheet capabilities and contains numerous built-in formulas to help you calculate everything from simple math to complex statistical and engineering operations. Excel also creates charts and graphs, including a basic column graph.
Select the first chart option under the "3-D Column" heading. A graph titled "Applications" will appear in your work area, showing 12 columns that represent the 12 numbers you entered in Step 1.
Place the cursor on a cell within the data table. If the cursor is not on an item in the table, the chart will not know where to access the data. Go to the "Insert" tab. Click on the down arrow under the "Column" option in the "Charts" panel.
Click on the border of the chart to drag it to the desired location. Change the size of the graph by grabbing one of its corners and dragging it.