Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chart Types and Chart Layout Presets
FIGURE 12.14
Click the Chart Elements icon to the right of a chart for quick access to chart elements.
You can format the text in any of the chart elements just as you format any other text. To
do this, select the text and then use the controls in the Font group on the Home tab. This
allows you to choose a font, size, color, alignment, and so on. To format more than one
chart element at a time, select one, and then hold down Ctrl as you click on other chart
elements to select them also.
To quickly increase the size of all text in the chart, select the chart’s outer frame, and then on the Home tab, in the Font group,
click the Increase Font Size button repeatedly until all text is the desired size.
You can also format a chart element by right-clicking it and choosing Format Name , where
Name is the type of element. For example, you could right-click the vertical axis title on
the chart and then choose Format Axis Title. This opens a task pane with controls appro-
priate for the selected chart element. As with other task panes, there are section names
in all caps at the top, and under the chosen selection name are icons that represent pages
of options. Within a page of options are smaller uppercase headings indicating collapsible/
expandable sections. Figure 12.15 shows an example.
PowerPoint uses Format task panes that are related to the various parts of the chart. These task panes are
nonmodal , which means that they can stay open indei nitely, that their changes are applied immediately, and that
you don’t have to close the task pane to continue working on the presentation.
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