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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 of 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, and color to apply the formatting you want. If you want to format your chart beyond the provided formats, you can customize a chart. To change a chart design, you can use layout, style, and color options on the Design tab under Chart Tools or use the Chart Styles button (New!) (one of three) in the upper-right corner of the chart.

Change a Chart Layout or Style

  • yellow-circle-01.jpg Select the chart you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Design tab under Chart Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg To change the chart layout, click the Quick Layout button, and then click the layout you want.
  • yellow-circle-04.jpg To quickly change the chart style and colors, click the Chart Styles button (New!) near the chart, click STYLE or COLOR, and then click a style or color. You can also use options on the Design tab:

    • 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.
    • Color. Click the Change Colors button, and then click a color.
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