In a previous tip, I showed you how to save a chart that you create in Word as a chart template. The benefit of saving your own custom charts as templates is that you do not have to re-create them when it comes time to re-using them.

Chart templates are stored in the Charts folder. Once you save a template, you can re-use it by following the steps that are described below.

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click any chart type, and then click All Chart Types.
  2. Click Templates in the first box, and then click the template that you want to use in the second box under My Templates.