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Chart Tools: Design

This toolbar is context sensitive, and becomes active after selecting a chart in the document.

The commands available in the Design toolbar of the Chart Tools category are divided into the following sections.

Expanded Chart Type

Command

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Description

Column

Changes the type of the selected chart to one of the available column chart types.
Column charts are used to compare values across categories.

Line

Changes the type of the selected chart to one of the available line chart types.
Line charts are used to display trends over time.

Pie

Changes the type of the selected chart to one of the available pie chart types.
Pie charts display the contribution of each value to a total.

Bar

Changes the type of the selected chart to one of the available bar chart types.
Bar charts summarize and display categories of data, allowing you to compare the contribution of each value to the total across categories.

Area

Changes the type of the selected chart to one of the available area chart types.
Area charts are used to display trends over time.

Other Charts

Changes the type of the selected chart to a point, funnel, financial, radar, polar, range, or Gantt chart.
To learn about the available chart types, refer to the following topics.
- 2D Series Views
- 3D Series Views

Expanded Appearance

Command

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Description

Palette

Specifies the color palette for the selected chart.


Appearance

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none

Applies a specified appearance to the selected chart.
The collection of style presets available for a chart depends on the chart's palette.

Expanded Wizard

Command

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Description

Run Chart Wizard...

Invokes the Chart wizard, which allows you to adjust the main chart settings in a single user interface.

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