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Changing a Chart Layout and Style

Office’s pre-built chart layouts and styles can make your chart more appealing and visually informative. Start by choosing the chart type that is best suited for presenting your data. There are a wide variety chart types, available in 2-D and 3-D formats, from which to choose. For each chart type, you can select a predefined chart layout and style to apply the formatting you want. If you want to format your chart beyond the provided formats, you can customize a chart. Save your customized settings so that you can apply that chart formatting to any chart you create.

Change a Chart Layout or Style

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Select the chart you want to change.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Click the Design tab under Chart Tools.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg To change the chart layout, click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Chart Layouts group, and then click the layout you want.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg To change the chart style, click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Chart Styles group, and then click the chart style you want.
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