Copy+paste is the fastest of 5 ways to insert a chart from an Excel spreadsheet into Word. You can update the chart automatically if the Excel data changes.
Usually, moving a chart (or any image, really) is as simple as dragging it with your mouse. Unfortunately, sometimes that doesn’t work. Sometimes, moving a chart does things you
Create an Excel chart from scratch without ever leaving Word. Click Insert >Chart, choose the type you want, and put your data in the spreadsheet.
Change the chart type of one or more data series in your chart (graph) and add a secondary vertical (value) axis in the combo chart.
When you start a new document, you’re already in Print Layout view, which is where you do your writing. Get back to that view if you find yourself in a different view.