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Add a chart to your accessible design

Renée Meloche
Renée Meloche
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Available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Premium, Business and Enterprise.

Add a chart and chart data to your accessible design, then describe the contents using alt text to ensure everyone can understand it. Learn how in this article.

Create a chart

Select or click on "Charts" in the left sidebar to add a chart or table to the design canvas.


Choose from:

  • basic tables

  • pie charts

  • column and stacked column charts

  • bar and stacked bar charts

  • line charts

  • area and stacked area charts

Resize the chart to fit the area on your design canvas you want to fill.


Add data to a chart

Select the chart.

Click the "Data" tab in the "Edit Chart" panel that comes up on the right side, overlaying the design canvas.


Type or paste values into the spreadsheet; the chart will update automatically on the design canvas.

Change the color of the Legend with the color picker square under the "Legend" heading in the "Setup" tab of the "Edit Chart" panel. You can also toggle the legend on and off to display or remove it.


Import data from another app and add it to your chart

Select the chart; either double-click to open the Edit Chart panel, or select "Edit Chart" in the top toolbar. 

Above the chart, click or Tab+Spacebar select the "Browse Files" button.

Select a *.csv or *.xlsx file from your device and confirm. The data will be imported into the Chart spreadsheet in the upgraded Venngage Editor. 


Copy data from an external spreadsheet and paste it directly into the chart spreadsheet in the upgraded Editor for an even easier import. 

Select the data in a spreadsheet (like Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel) and copy it with CTRL+C (Windows) or CMD+C (Mac). Use CTRL+V (Window) or CMD+V (Mac) to paste those values into the chart spreadsheet in the upgraded Editor.

Add alt text to your chart

Select the chart.

Click or select the "Alt Text" button in the top toolbar to open the "Add Alt Text" modal (box) and enter descriptive text for your chart. Click "Save" when you're done.

Writing descriptive text for complex non-text elements like charts can be daunting because they contain a lot of information. Learn more about writing long and short alt text for complex elements in designs.


The feature(s) discussed in this article is available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Free, Premium, Business and Enterprise.

Curious about upgrading? Compare our plan features side by side.

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