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USING A PICTURE IN A CHART'S PLOT AREA OR CHART AREA
Figure 6-22: Using clip art in the Chart Area
adds visual appeal to an otherwise dull chart.
Figure 6-23 shows another example. This column chart uses clip art in the Plot
Area, and the chart columns have been made transparent by using the technique
described in the previous section. The effect is that the clip art background is not
obscured by the columns.
Figure 6-23: The clip art in the Plot Area
shows through the transparent columns.
Figure 6-24 shows another example. The plot area uses a picture of a dollar bill.
This chart is actually a 100% stacked-line chart. The chart consists of six series,
each of which displays a single data point (contained in column C). The series lines
are not displayed, and each data marker was replaced by a wide AutoShape that
extends across the entire plot area and matches the chart area’s color. The effect is
a “broken” dollar bill that depicts relative expenses.