Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Basic Steps for Creating a Chart
Figure 5-13: One-click design variations of a column chart.
Adding and deleting chart elements
In some cases, applying a chart layout (as described previously) gives you a chart with all the
elements you need. Most of the time, however, you need to add or remove some chart elements and
fine-tune the layout. You do so using the Chart Elements button next to the chart command.
For example, to give a chart a title, choose the Chart Elements button and place a check next to Chart
Title (see Figure 5-14).
As you can see in Figure 5-14, you add all kinds of chart elements, such as axis titles, data labels,
gridlines, and trend lines.
Figure 5-14: Use the Chart Elements button to add or remove various chart elements.