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How to Print a Chart in Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a powerful spreadsheet program for not only working with data but also for creating visually appealing charts and graphs.

A chart creates a useful visual representation of your data that can make it easier to understand trends and see what is going on with your data.

Sometimes after creating a chart you may want to print it out for future use.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to print a chart in Google Sheets.

How to Print a Chart

I will show two methods for printing a chart from your spreadsheet. Both methods work equally well, so whichever one you choose is up to you.

The methods are:

  1. Save as PDF and Print
  2. Copy to Google Doc and Print

Save as PDF and Print

One of the easiest methods is to just save your chart/graph as a PDF and then print after opening the PDF version.

Here is how this is done:

1. First navigate to your chart and select the three-d0t menu in the top right corner of your chart. From here select Download>PDF document

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2. From here you can name your file and save it in whichever folder you want on your computer

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3. After you have saved the file as a PDF, open the file on your computer. From here you should see a print button and you can select that to print your chart

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Copy to Google Doc and Print

Another simple option we have for printing a chart is to copy the chart to a Google Doc and then print the Google Doc.

Here is how this is done:

1. Select your chart and select the three-dot menu in the upper right corner. From here, select Copy chart

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2. Open up a Google Doc and Paste the chart into the file

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3. You will see a Paste chart dialog box pop up. Select Paste unlinked and click the blue Paste button

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4. You should now see your chart in your Google doc

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5. From here you can select the print option to print out your chart/graph

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Closing Thoughts

There is not currently an option to print a chart directly from Google Sheets unless you want to print out the other data in your spreadsheet too.

However the two methods I have shown here only take a few seconds to set up to get your chart printed out. If you were struggling to do this before, hopefully, you now have a method figured out that works for you. Be sure to watch the video if you are still confused.

More Google Sheets Tutorials:
How to Make a Histogram
How to Add a Secondary Y-Axis to a Chart
How to Make a Scatter Plot
How to Label a Legend