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Dragging the Pie

new.jpg Pie charts are a different breed. For instance, the default data provided with a pie chart is different from other charts. In addition, with pie charts, special rules are applied when pieces of the pie are dragged around. Instead of allowing you to move your pie all over the place while you drag, the pieces of the pie guide themselves away from the center of the pie but not anywhere else.

To see this in action, do the following:

  1. Insert a pie chart.
  2. Click once on a piece of a pie or select all the pieces (using the current selection list).
  3. Click and hold to drag the pieces around.
  4. Notice here that the pieces move toward and away from the center of the pie but not anywhere else.

When you want to emphasize a certain piece of the pie, drag it away from the others, as shown in Figure 6.14.

Figure 6.14

Figure 6.14 A piece of the pie emphasized.

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