Google Spreadsheets is finally starting to catch-up with competitors by adding support for charts.  This has been a wanted, and needed addition for quite a while because it brings it one step closer to the options you’d have if you were using a spreadsheet application offline.




Now you’ll notice a pie-chart icon at the top of the page. By clicking on it, you’ll have all of your chart options available.  From there you can select what type of chart you’d like, select the data range, add labels like the title, and then save your chart.  As you make those changes, you’ll get a live preview in the bottom right corner.

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It’s simple and easy to use, and what’s nice is that you’re able to export your chart as a PNG so that you can publish the chart or spreadsheet to a webpage. To save it as a PNG, just right click on the image, and the click “save image.”

Definitely a nice addition.

Source: Google Blogoscoped