Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding a 3-D Pie Chart to the Workbook
Click the Close button
to close the Format
Data Labels dialog box
and display the chart
(Figure 3 – 60).
3-D Rotation
data labels
data labels include
category name
and percentage
Figure 3 – 60
To Rotate the 3-D Pie Chart
With a three-dimensional chart, you can change the view to better show the section of the chart you are trying
to emphasize. Excel allows you to control the rotation angle, elevation, perspective, height, and angle of the axes.
When Excel initially draws a Pie chart, it always positions the chart so that one of the dividing lines between
two slices is a straight line pointing to 12 o’clock (or 0°). As shown in Figure 3 – 60, the line that divides the
December and July slices currently is set to 0°. This line dei nes the rotation angle of the 3-D Pie chart.
To obtain a better view of the offset August slice, the largest slice, the 3-D Pie chart can be rotated 90° to
the left. The following steps rotate the 3-D Pie chart.
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