Microsoft graphs and charts are easy to work with. They are created from data in an Excel spreadsheet. Then they can be inserted into a Word document or PowerPoint presentation, where they also can be edited.
This makes it easy for students and professionals to insert charts into reports and presentations as long as they are using Microsoft Office.
However, Microsoft’s charts do not work as easily outside of the suite. Many people may want to post their charts in a blog or Web page. They may want to email it to colleagues or send it to them during a chat session on Skype or a similar application.
Others may want to include a chart in a larger graphic element with professional drawing applications, such as Photoshop or Illustrator.
These require charts to be saved as images. The images are then inserted into a document or attached to a chat.
Excel requires the user to perform several steps to save a chart as an image. There are several different ways to do it.
LibreOffice Calc is different. It allows charts created from its data to be exported into several graphic and image formats with one simple step.
This article covers the steps it takes to save a chart as an image in Calc and Excel. It also covers the formats they can be saved in.