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Chapter 6: Excel Charts
FIGURE 6.5 Chart Tools Ribbon
FIGURE 6.6 Redesign the Chart
FIGURE 6.7 New Design
You should experiment with the other features of the Chart Tools ribbon to explore
the various possibilities. The ribbon can assist you in changing the design, layout, and
chart type; selecting different data; or moving the chart to a different location.
It is also important to understand the chart elements. When you need to create or
modify charts, identifying these elements enables you to create, amend, or design a
specific part of the chart. Figure 6.8 identifies these elements.
After a chart is created, any of its elements can be individually modified. You
may want to change the way that axes are displayed, amend the chart title, move the
legend, or display other chart elements.
For the axes: You can specify the scale and adjust the interval between the values
or categories. You can also add tick marks to make it easier to look at the chart and
For the titles: You may add titles and data labels to a chart. This displays the
information in your chart. You can add titles to the chart, axes, and the data labels.