Do you need to move your chart from one sheet to another?
The charts in Google Sheets are awesome! Without them, it would be hard to draw meaningful information from datasets.
After creating a chart, you can move or duplicate it to another sheet instead of recreating it from scratch. Doing this can save you a lot of time, especially when you’ve multiple charts to recreate.
In this post, you will learn different ways to move a chart to a new sheet.
Move Chart to a New Sheet with Keyboard Shortcut
This is a very easy solution. Here, you simply use Ctrl + C to copy the chart and Ctrl + V to paste it into the new sheet. The following steps are involved when using the keyboard shortcut to move a chart to a new sheet.
- Select the chart you want to copy. To do this, click anywhere on the chart. The borders around the chart will turn blue when the chart is selected.
- Press Ctrl + C to copy the chart.
- Create a new sheet using the plus + icon in the sheet name tab area. Use Ctrl + V to paste the chart into the new sheet.
There’s an alternative way to easily copy a chart also. This method is the Copy chart option.
- Select the chart and click on the three dots at the top right corner.
- Then select Copy chart.
This copies the chart to the clipboard which you can paste into a new sheet as described earlier.
Move Chart to a New Sheet with Move to Own Sheet Option
The Move to own sheet option eliminates most of the steps involved in moving a chart to another sheet in the earlier method.
You will find the Move to own sheet option in the contextual menu that appears after clicking on the three dots in the top right-hand corner.
When you click on this option, the chart is removed from the current sheet and duplicated into a new sheet that is created inside the same Google Sheets file.
The new sheet is named Chart1 by default and is different from the regular sheets as it has no grid and only contains the chart.
You can use the Copy chart option at the top of the sheet to copy the chart and paste it onto another sheet.
Move Chart to a New Sheet with Copy To
For this method, what you do is create a duplicate of the sheet containing the chart you want to move. The process is simple.
Follow these steps to copy the sheet.
- Right-click on the sheet tab containing the chart you want to move.
- Select the Copy to option from the contextual menu.
- Select New spreadsheet to copy the sheet to a new spreadsheet file. Use the Existing spreadsheet option to copy the sheet to the current spreadsheet.
When you use this option, it moves all content in the sheet to the new location.
This is particularly useful if you have many charts you want to move at once, or when you want to share a chart with other users while restricting certain editing privileges.
Charts are very mutable and can be very dynamic and can help reveal many different insights about your data.
Knowing how to move charts around becomes valuable when you want to use the same chart to reveal different dimensions of the same datasets.
With these methods, you don’t have to recreate the same chart from scratch. Also, you can easily share the chart while ensuring data privacy.
Do you find this helpful? How do you move a chart to a new sheet? Let me know in the comments section!