Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Change the chart type, layout, and elements
➜ In the Chart Layouts group, click the Add Chart Element button, click Legend , and
then click None , Right , Top , Left , or Bottom .
Toaddorremovelines(line charts only) ➤
➜ In the Chart Layouts group, click the Add Chart Element button, click Lines , and
then click None , Drop Lines , or High-Low Lines .
➜ In the Chart Layouts group, click the Add Chart Element button, click Trendline ,
and then click None , Linear, Exponential, Linear Forecast , or Moving Average .
Tip You can use standard techniques to add pictures, shapes, and independent text
boxes to slides to enhance charts.
➜ Point to any handle (the sets of dots around the chart frame), and when the hollow
double-headed arrow appears, drag in the direction you want the chart to grow or
➜ Click the element once.
➜ If the element is difficult to identify or click, on the Format tool tab, in the Current
Selection group, display the Chart Elements list, and then click the element you
Tip If you want to activate the chart (that is, select the chart area), be sure to click a
blank area inside the chart frame. Clicking any of the chart’s elements will activate that
element, not the chart as a whole.
➜ Point to any handle, and when the hollow double-headed arrow appears, drag in
the direction you want the element to grow or shrink.
Tip If an element cannot be sized, the hollow double-headed arrow does not appear.