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Selecting a Chart Type, Layout, and Style

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Your chart is what your audience sees, so make sure to take advantage of PowerPoint’s pre-built chart layouts and styles (New!) to make the chart appealing and visually informative. Start by choosing the chart type that is 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 Type

1.gif Select the chart you want to change.

2.gif Click the Design tab under Chart Tools.

3.gif Click the Change Chart Type button.

4.gif Click the chart type you want.

5.gif Click OK.

Apply a Chart Layout

1.gif Select the chart you want to change.

2.gif Click the Design tab under Chart Tools.

3.gif Click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Chart Layouts group to see variations of the chart type.

4.gif Click the chart layout you want.

Apply a Chart Style

1.gif Select the chart you want to change.

2.gif Click the Design tab under Chart Tools.

3.gif Click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the Chart Styles group to see color variations of the chart layout.

4.gif Click the chart style you want.

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