Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating a new chart
Figure 19-1 A chart object floats atop your worksheet.
With your chart selected, Excel adds two tabs to the ribbon under the heading Chart Tools
and selects the first of these tabs, Design. You can see the appearance of the Design tab at
the top of Figure 19-1. The centerpiece of the Design tab, the Chart Styles group, provides
lots of alternatives for the basic appearance of your chart. If the ones you see immediately
on the ribbon don’t give you the look you require, click the arrow in the lower right corner
of the group to see an expanded set:
Notice that you do not have to actually select one of these items to see its effect; simply
hover the mouse over a choice and Excel will give you a preview.