Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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click Format Selection to display a Format dialog box that enables you to change the chart
If you think you want to apply the same set of changes to charts you’ll create in the future,
you can save your chart as a chart template. When you select the data you want to
summarize visually and apply the chart template, you’ll create consistently formatted charts in
a minimum of steps. To save a chart as a chart template, select the chart you want to use
as a template and then, on the Design tab, in the Type group, click Save Template. Use the
controls in the dialog box that appears to name and save your template. Then, to create
a chart based on that template, select the data you want to summarize and then, on the
Insert tab, in the Charts group, click any chart type, and then click All Chart Types to
display the Create Charts dialog box. Under Choose A Chart Type, click Templates, and then
click the template you want to use.
Tip You can apply a template to an existing chart by selecting the chart and then, on the
Design tab, in the Type group, clicking Change Chart Type to display the Change Chart Type
dialog box. Click Templates, and then click the template you want to use.