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Changing a Chart Type

Your chart is what your audience sees, so make sure to take advantage of Office’s pre-built chart layouts and styles (New!) to make the chart 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. You can change the chart type for the entire chart, or you can change the chart type for a selected data series to create a combination chart.

Change a Chart Type for an Entire Chart

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Select the chart you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Charts tab on the Elements Gallery.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click one of the tabs (All, Area, Bar, Bubble, Column, Doughnut, Line, Pie, Radar, Stock, Surface, X Y (Scatter)) to display the type of Chart style you want.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the layout for the chart you want from the gallery.

    • You can click the arrows on the right to display more styles.
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