How to Create a Curved Line Charts in PowerPoint 2010

By default, when you insert a line chart in PowerPoint 2010, the lines are straight, but if you may be interested to make a curved line chart for your PowerPoint presentation.

In order to make the lines curved you can change a line property available in the chart configuration.

Curved Line Charts in PowerPoint 2010

Instead of creating the curved line manually, use the smoothed line checkbox under Marker Line Style to apply this style to the data serie.  In order to access this property, you can double click on the chart line and then select Marker Line Style or access it from the right menu.

powerpoint smothered line

Now, you can see the difference below. On the left, we can see the original line chart and on the right there is a new version using smothered line for the three data series.

curved line powerpoint chart

As you can see, you can quickly convert your traditional line charts in PowerPoint 2010 to a sexy curved line. Of course this may not be suitable for all the cases when you need accurate plots but you can use this PowerPoint tip to make impressive charts in PowerPoint or apply ideas to improve your free PowerPoint charts.

3 comments on “How to Create a Curved Line Charts in PowerPoint 2010

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