How To Make A Pie Chart In Google Slides

When giving presentations, it’s vital to cover your content in the most engaging and visually stimulating way possible. One fantastic way to do this is by incorporating pie charts to visually represent your data. In this blog post, we walk you through how to create a pie chart in Google Slides.

Step 1: Open Your Slide

First, you need to log into your Google account and open the Google Slides application. Select the slide where you want to add the pie chart.

Step 2: Insert a Chart

Now, navigate to the top menu and click on Insert. A dropdown menu will appear, select Chart, then Pie from the subsequent menu.
After clicking on the Pie option, Google Slides will automatically insert a basic pie chart into your slide.

Step 3: Edit Your Chart

The chart that Google Slides initially generates will come with generic data. To customize this, click on the chart, then click on the Linked chart options (edit chart) button that appears in the toolbar.

Step 4: Input Your Data

Clicking on the edit button will open a new sheet where you can input your data. Make sure that your data fits the pie chart format (i.e., a category and a corresponding value).

Step 5: Customize Your Chart’s Appearance

Once your data input is complete, you can customize how your chart looks. Click on the chart, then hit the Format option in the toolbar. Here, you can adjust things like color, border, and font.

Creating a Pie Chart from Scratch

If you prefer to create a pie chart from scratch, here’s a simple code snippet you can use in Google Apps Script to generate a pie chart:

function createPieChart() {
  var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getActiveSheet();
  var chartBuilder = sheet.newChart();
  .setOption('title', 'My Pie Chart');

This script basically creates a pie chart from data in the range A1:B5 of the active sheet and inserts it into the sheet.


That’s all there is to creating a pie chart in Google Slides. It’s an easy, straightforward process that can significantly enhance the quality of your presentations. So, go ahead – add some charts and bring your data to life!