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To Explode the 3-D Pie Chart and Change the Color of a Slice
2
When Excel
displays the Format
Data Point dialog
box, drag the Point
Explosion slider to
the right until the
Point Explosion
box reads 28%
(Figure 3–66).
Format Data
Point dialog box
Should I offset more
slices?
You can offset as
many slices as you
want, but remember
that the reason for
offsetting a slice
is to emphasize
it. Offsetting
multiple slices tends
to reduce the impact
on the reader and
reduces the overall
size of the Pie chart.
Point Explosion
slider
Point Explosion
box reads 28%
June slice
exploded 28%
Figure 3–66
3
Click the Fill category
on the left side of the
dialog box.
Solid fi ll option
button
Color button
Click the Solid fi ll
option button and
then click the Color
button to display
the color palette.
Fill category
Point to the Orange
color in the Standard
Colors area
(Figure 3–67).
Theme Colors
palette
4
Click the Orange
color on the color
palette and then
click the Close button
on the Format Data
Point dialog box to
change the color of
the slice labeled June
to orange.
Orange
standard color
Close button
Figure 3–67
 
 
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