How do I create columns in Keynote

  • Click the table, then click Charts on the toolbar to add a chart based on an entire table. Then choose a chart type from the pop-up menu.

    The values ​​in the table are shown in the diagram. If the table is empty, the chart is also empty until values ​​are added to the table cells.

  • Click a cell, then click and hold the mouse button to select additional cells to add a chart based on a number of adjacent table cells. You can also select the first cell in the range, then Shift-select the last cell to select the entire range. Then click on "Charts" in the toolbar and select a chart type.

  • To add a chart based on non-adjacent cells, hold down the Command key while selecting cells from a table. Then click on "Charts" in the toolbar and select a chart type.

  • To add a chart based on data in multiple tables, first select a table or a continuous series of cells, and then create a chart. Then click on "Charts" in the toolbar and select a chart type. Select the chart and hold down the Command key while selecting or dragging cells in the other table to add their data to the chart.

  • If you want to insert a placeholder chart to add your data to later, make sure nothing is selected. Then click on "Charts" in the toolbar and select a chart type. A chart and a new table of placeholder data are created.

  • If you want to draw a chart, first select the table cells to be used in the chart. Then Option-click Charts on the toolbar. Choose a chart type. When the pointer becomes a crosshair, move the crosshair over the work area to create a graph the size you want. Hold down Shift as you drag to keep the proportions of the chart.