Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Chart Type
custom template gives you the means to make your charts distinctive while keeping them
professionally appealing and consistent with your overall brand.
After you’ve created, enhanced, and saved your chart (which you learn how to do on page
506), you can save it as a template. It will then be available to you in the Templates folder that
appears in the left pane of the Insert Chart dialog box.
To create a template based on an existing chart, simply select the chart and then select
the Design tab in the contextual Chart Tools. In the Type group, click the Save As Template
option. In the Save Chart Template dialog box, enter a name for the new chart and click
Save (see Figure 16-9). Word saves the chart by default in the Templates folder, making it
available to all your other Office applications as well. The next time you open the Insert
Chart dialog box, the template you saved will be available in the Chart Templates folder.
Figure 16-9 Save a customized chart as a template so that you can use it in other documents
If you change the theme selected for your document, any charts you create using a
chart template will not update to reflect the new theme. To update the format of your
chart, click the edge of the chart frame to select it, and then click Reset To Match Style
in the Current Selection group on the Format tab of the contextual Chart Tools.