Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 12: Working with Charts
chapters (especially Chapters 9, 10, and 11) also applies to charts. For example, you can
apply shape styles to the individual elements of a chart and apply WordArt styles to chart
text. However, there are also many chart-specifi c formatting and layout options, as you will
see throughout this chapter.
The charting feature’s controls in Offi ce 2013 are different from those in earlier versions, so
even if you have used charting in earlier versions of PowerPoint, you may still want to refer
to this chapter to fi nd out where the features are that you want to use.
The sample chart shown in Figure 12.1 contains these elements:
Parts of a chart
Each set of bars
of a single color
represents a data series.
Chart title
Back wall
Each individual
bar represents
a data point.
Side wall
Value axis
Each of the
words on the
category axis
is a category.
Category axis
Data series. Each different bar color represents a different series: Morning,
Afternoon, and Evening.
Legend. Colored squares in the Legend box describe the correlation of each color to
a data series.
Categories. The North, South, East, and West labels along the bottom of the chart
are the categories.
Category axis. The horizontal line running across the bottom of the chart is the
category axis, also called the horizontal axis.
Value axis. The vertical line running up the left side of the chart, with the num-
bers on it, is the value axis, also called the vertical axis.
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