Formatting a Chart

In this topic you will format a chart.



  1. Right-click on the chart element you would like to format.  In this example, select the data set.


    Step 1

  2. Select the format option at the bottom of the list. 


    The name of the option will depend on the element you are trying to format.  


    In this example, the option is:  Format Data Series

    Step 2
  3. Make your selections and click Close.

    Step 3
  4. Right-click the Legend

    Step 4

  5. Select Format Legend

    Step 5
  6. Make your selections and click  Close

    Step 6
  7. Right-click the plot area


    Step 7

  8. Click Format Plot Area.

    Step 8
  9. Make your selections and click Close

    Step 9
  10. You can also use the commands on the Chart Tools Contextual Tab, located on the Ribbon Bar, to modify the design, layout and format.  

    Step 10

After completing this topic, you are able to format a chart.