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About custom chart types
About custom chart types
It’s important to understand that the custom chart types are actually standard
charts that have been customized in various ways. They are provided as a quick
way to generate a customized chart.
Table 2-14 lists the custom chart types, including a brief description of how each
type has been customized.
T ABLE 2-14 EXCEL’S CUSTOM CHART TYPES
Chart Type
How it Has Been Customized
Area blocks
A rotated 3-D area chart, with two of the axes
removed
B&W area
An area chart that uses black and white patterns
rather than color
B&W column
A 3-D clustered column chart (with a data table) that
uses black and white patterns
B&W line — timescale
An area chart that uses black and white gradient fill
B&W pie
A pie chart that uses black and white patterns rather
than color
Blue pie
A pie chart with all slices exploded, data labels, and a
gradient background
Colored lines
A line chart with brightly colored lines and gridlines
on a black background
Column — area
A combination chart that combines a column chart
and an area chart
Columns with depth
A 3-D column chart with added depth to the columns
Cones
A cone chart, rotated so that it is viewed from above
Floating bars
A bar chart in which one series has been made
invisible
Line — column
A combination chart that combines a line chart and a
column chart
Line — column on two axes
A combination chart that combines a line chart and a
column chart and uses two value axes
Lines on two axes
A line chart that uses two value axes
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