Resizing or Rotating a Chart
There are several techniques for rotating 2D charts. You can’t rotate (or flip) 3D charts.
If a 3D chart is grouped with 2D charts, you can rotate the group, but only the 2D
charts in the group will rotate.
Here are ways to resize or rotate a chart:
To resize a chart, select the entire chart, and then do any of the following:
Drag an active selection handle. Active selection handles have a black outline.
The selection handles on the top of inline charts are inactive. To resize an inline
chart, drag the active handles on the lower right side.
To maintain a chart’s proportions, hold down the Shift key as you drag to resize it.
To resize a chart in one direction, drag a side handle instead of a corner handle.
To resize by specifying exact dimensions, click Inspector in the toolbar, and then
click the Metrics button. You can specify a new width, height, and angle of rotation,
and you can change the chart’s distance from the margins.
To rotate 2D charts, select the entire chart, and then do any of the following:
Select the chart, hold down the Command key, move the pointer toward an active
selection handle until it changes to a curved, double-headed arrow, and then drag a
To rotate a chart in 45-degree increments, hold down the Shift and Command keys
while dragging a selection handle.
Click Inspector in the toolbar, click the Metrics button, and then drag the Rotate
wheel or use the Angle controls to set the angle of the chart.
Pie charts can also be rotated using the Chart Inspector. See “Resizing or Rotating a
Chart” on page 230.