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Designing a Pie Chart
Figure 4-5
Moved and resized pie chart
Chart Tools
contextual tabs
click to move a
chart to a
different sheet
selection box
sizing handle
Designing a Pie Chart
Charts include individual elements that can be formatted, including the chart area, the
chart title, the plot area, data markers, and a legend. You can choose which of these
elements to include in the chart as well as how each element looks. You can make these
changes using a built-in style that formats the entire chart or by selecting and formatting
an individual element.
To apply formatting to an individual chart element, you can double-click that chart
element to open a dialog box with format options specifi c to the selected element.
You can also open the dialog box by clicking the appropriate element button on the
Layout tab.
Choosing a Chart Style
A chart style is similar to a cell style or a table style in that it applies several formats to
the chart at one time. When you create a chart, Excel applies the default chart style for
that chart type. For example, the default pie chart style applies a solid color to each slice.
You can quickly change the appearance of the entire chart by selecting a different chart
style in the Chart Styles gallery.
Ajita wants you to use a style that gives each pie slice a rounded, three-dimensional look.
To apply a different chart style to the assets pie chart:
1. Click the Chart Tools Design tab on the Ribbon, if necessary. The design options
for charts appear on the Ribbon.
2. In the Chart Styles group, click the More button to open the Chart Styles gallery,
and then click Style 26 (the second style in the fourth row). Each pie slice now has
a rounded, raised look. See Figure 4-6.
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