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To Explode the 3-D Pie Chart and Change the Color of a Slice
Exploding a
3-D Pie Chart
If you click the 3-D Pie
chart so that all of the
slices are selected, you can
drag one of the slices to
explode all of the slices.
To Change the Colors of the Remaining Slices
The colors of the remaining slices also can be changed to enhance the appeal of the
chart. The following steps change the color of the remaining fi ve chart slices.
1 Click the slice labeled January twice (do not double-click) to select only the January slice.
2 Right-click the slice labeled January to display the shortcut menu and then click Format
Data Point.
3 Click the Fill category on the left side of the dialog box.
4 Click the Solid fi ll option button and then click the Color button to display the color palette.
5 Click the Green color on the color palette and then click the Close button in the Format
Data Point dialog box to change the color of the slice labeled January to green.
6 Repeat steps 1 through 5 for the remaining four slices. Assign the following colors in the
Standard Colors area of the color palette to each slice: February – Yellow; March – Light
Blue; April – Red; May – Blue. The completed chart appears as shown in Figure 3–68.
slice colors
changed
Figure 3–68
 
 
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