Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Change a Chart’s Type
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
1.
In Normal view, under the Slides tab, select the slide
containing the chart to be modified.
2.
In the Ribbon, click the Design tab. In the Type group,
click Change Chart Type.
3.
In the Chart Type dialog box, shown in Figure 10-27, select
your desired type from the Chart type list and then select
your desired type style from the Chart palette on the right.
4.
To finish, click OK. Your modified chart appears.
5.
Select Chart Elements Efficiently
Figure 10-27: Change a chart type
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
1.
In Normal view, under the Slides tab, select the slide
containing your desired chart.
2.
In the Ribbon, click the Layout tab.
3.
In the Current Selection group, choose your desired
chart element(s) from the drop-down list, as shown
in Figure 10-28.
4.
You can then format the layout or design of those selected
elements. To reset your chart to its original visual style,
click the Reset To Match Style button in the Ribbon.
5.
Your chart consists of several components that are enclosed within the
chart area, as indicated by the border that appears when you select
the chart. The area that contains your axes, values, grid lines, and
symbols such as bars, pie, and lines (depending on your chart type) is
referred to as the plot area.The legend areaexplains the symbols used
in the chart. To find out what other individual chart components are
called, simply hover your mouse over the item to view a description.
Figure 10-28: Select your chart elements
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