Setting Shadows, Spacing, and Series Names on Bar and Column
On bar and column charts, you can adjust the distance between the sets of bars or
columns (data sets); on charts where the data sets aren’t stacked, you can also adjust
the distance between the bars or columns (individual data sets). You can also apply
shadows to individual data series or to the entire chart.
On bar and column charts that are not stacked, you can also opt to show the
To customize bars and column charts:
Select a bar or column chart.
Click Inspector in the toolbar, click the Chart button, and then click Chart.
Do any of the following:
Change the space between bars or categories:
To change the space between bars, type a value (or click the arrows) in the “Gap
between bars” field.
To change the space between categories (on unstacked charts), specify a value in the
“Gap between sets” field.
The value is the percentage of the bar thickness. Decreasing the space between
the bars makes them thicker. You can also move the pointer near a bar edge until it
becomes a double-headed arrow, and then drag to make the bars thicker or thinner.
To add shadows to individual bars, choose Individual from the Shadow pop-up menu.
To add shadows to each group of bars, choose Group from the Shadow pop-up menu.
To set shadow attributes, use the Graphic inspector. See “Adding Shadows” on
page 168 for instructions.
To show series names, in the Axis pane of the Chart inspector, choose Show Series
Names from the Choose Axis Options pop-up menu under Category Axis.
To learn about other formatting options, see “Formatting Charts” on page 228.