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Changing a Chart Layout Style

Office’s pre-built chart layout styles (New!) 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 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 Chart Element Style

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Select the chart you want to change.

  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Chart Style panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the layout style for the chart you want from the gallery.

    • You can click the up or down arrow to display more styles.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Select the chart element, such as a title or data series, you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-05.gif Click the Quick Styles and Effects panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-06.gif Click one of the tabs (Quick Styles, Shadows, Glows, Reflections, 3-D Effects, or text transformation).
  • yellow-circle-07.gif Click the style for the chart element you want from the gallery.

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