Google Sheets Charts

Use Google Sheets (http://sheets.google.com), an easy drag-and-drop tool, to create basic interactive charts that you can embed in your website.

Tool Review

  • Pros:
    • Free and easy-to-learn tool on the collaborative Google Drive platform.
    • Edit, share, and publish interactive charts from your data, all in one spreadsheet.
  • Cons:
    • Limited control over chart appearance.
    • Scatter charts cannot show data in tooltips.
    • Bubble charts cannot show small, uniform bubbles.
    • Cannot cite or link to source data inside the chart.
    • Cannot add annotations to highlight items inside charts.
    • For more powerful tools that require more skills, see tutorials in this book on Tableau Public and Chart.js.

Tutorials

Follow the Google Sheet Chart tutorials in this book to create: