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Formatting Charts

Every chart you create has an associated title, chart legend, and labels that you can
choose to show or hide in your document or change their look and placement on the
page. You can also change the chart colors and textures, the axis scales and tick marks,
and the data point labels within the chart. You can rotate 2D charts and adjust the
angle and lighting style used in 3D charts.

Many of the instructions given here provide details for performing tasks using the
Chart inspector. But many of these task steps can also be performed using the format
bar. The options in the format bar change, depending on what item you have selected
on the page, always providing you with appropriate formatting options.

To learn how to

Go to

Format a chart’s title, labels, and legend

“Placing and Formatting a Chart’s Title and
Legend” on page 229
“Formatting the Text of Chart Titles, Labels, and
Legends” on page 229

Change a chart’s size and orientation

“Resizing or Rotating a Chart” on page 230

Change a chart’s scale, axis marking, and labels

“Formatting Chart Axes” on page 230

Change a chart’s color, texture, shadow, and other
image qualities

“Formatting the Elements in a Chart’s Data
Series” on page 233

Show special elements in charts

“Showing Error Bars in Charts” on page 235
“Showing Trendlines in Charts” on page 236

Format pie charts, bar charts, and other specific
chart types

“Formatting Specific Chart Types” on page 237


Chapter 10

Creating Charts from Data

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Chapter 10

Creating Charts from Data