Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Exploring the Format Dialog Box
You can also fill data series bars with interesting gradient fills—textured sweeps of color
that spread across the bars. Clicking Gradient fill Preset colors instead of Solid fill will give
you the options shown in Figure 6–28.
Figure 6–28. An alternative to solid fills
After you’ve selected one of those built-in options (here, Rainbow II was clicked) and
clicked Close you’ll get something like Figure 6–29.
Figure 6–29. Technicolor data series. But would your boss want to see that? Note that Phil.’s color has also
changed accordingly in the legend.
Try playing around with the other gradient options, too.