Changing the appearance of a chart


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Changing the appearance of a chart

When you create a chart, Excel applies attractive but somewhat neutral formatting to it. You can change that formatting, either all at once by selecting New chart style or by formatting individual chart elements. The first way that you can change a chart's appearance is by changing its style. To do that, you click the chart, and then on the Charts tab at the Ribbon you can go to the Chart Styles gallery here at the right side. You can display all the styles available by hovering your mouse pointer over the in-Ribbon part of the gallery and then clicking the Expand button.

Once there, you can select a style that you like. I will go for one with a little bit more red and that has a 3-dimensional effect to it. If you want to format an individual chart element, you can do that as well. The easiest way to format a chart element is if it contains text, and if that's the case, for example here, with the title of Sales, you can simply select it and then on the Home tab at the Ribbon, you ...

Changing the appearance of a chart
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Changing the appearance of a chart provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Curt Frye as part of the Excel for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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Business
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Excel for Mac
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