How To Copy Graphs From Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to copy graph from Google Sheets.

Google Sheets is a great tool for visualizing data, but sometimes you’ll find you want to copy graphs and charts generated in Google Sheets into another application. For example, if you want to create a presentation or report. Fortunately, Google Sheets makes it easy to download charts and graphs as image files that can be inserted in other applications such as Google Slides, Google Docs, Powerpoint, or Word.

Read on to learn how

Downloading Graphs

Google Sheets graphs can be downloaded quickly with just a few clicks by following these steps:

Step 1

Select the graph you want to download, then click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner

Step 2

In the menu that appears, hover over the Download option then choose a file format from the list of options. You can download as an PNG image, a PDF document, or a scalable vector graphics SVG file

Step 3

Your browser will download the file to your harddrive. From there, you can import it into any application that supports your chosen file format

Changing Graph Size & Resolution

Depending on the size of the graph in the spreadsheet, the exported image file may be lower resolution than you’d like. You can adjust the size of the downloaded image by changing the size of the graph in the spreadsheet before downloading

Here’s how to do this without messing up your spreadsheet:

Step 1

Select the graph you want to download and copy it by hitting CTRL + C on Windows or CMD + C on Mac

Step 2

Create a new tab in your spreadsheet by clicking on the plus icon in the lower left corner of the browser window

Step 3

Go to the new tab and hit CTRL + V on Windows or CMD + V on Mac to paste the graph into the new tab

Step 4

Select the pasted graph and square blue drag handles will appear in the corners of the graph. Click and drag to enlarge the graph

Step 5

Download the graph as described above and the image will be higher resolution


Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

For standard picture size click here

For large picture size click here

In this tutorial, I covered how to copy graph from Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.