Molly McPup

Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science:
The POWERMUTT* Project
(for use with SPSS)

*Politically-Oriented Web-Enhanced Research Methods for Undergraduates — Topics & Tools
Resources for introductory research methods courses in political science and related disciplines



The Interactive Graph Object editor includes a wide variety of features (some of which are context specific) you can use to make your graph more readable and aesthetic.  The best way to learn the Chart Editor is by test driving it.  

To open the editor, double-click on the graph, or right-click, click on “Edit Content ,” and “In Separate Window .”

There are often several ways to accomplish the same thing with the editor.  In many cases, you can bring up the relevant dialog box simply by double-clicking on the graph or on the specific part of the graph you wish to edit, then right-clicking.  You can also use the task bars.  If these are not visible, click on “View” in the menu bar and select all the toolbars.

After leaving the editor (by clicking your mouse outside the chart), you can copy and past your chart into other applications, such as MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.


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