Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 7: Formatting and Customizing Charts
Part
Description
Floor
The floor of a 3-D chart.
Gridlines
A chart can have major and minor gridlines for each axis. The element is named
using the axis and the type of gridlines. Example: Primary Vertical Axis Major
Gridlines.
High-Low Lines
Vertical lines in a line chart or stock market chart.
Legend
The chart’s legend.
Legend Entry
One of the text entries inside a legend.
Plot Area
The chart’s plot area — the actual chart, without the legend.
Point
A point in a data series. The name is preceded by the series name. Example:
Series 1 Point 2.
Secondary Category Axis
The second axis that represents the chart’s categories.
Secondary Category Axis
Title
The title for the secondary category axis.
Secondary Value Axis
The second axis that represents the chart’s values.
Secondary Value Axis Title
The title for the secondary value axis.
Series
A data series.
Series Axis
The axis that represents the chart’s series (3-D charts only).
Series Lines
A line that connects a series in a stacked column or stacked bar chart.
Trendline
A trend line for a data series.
Trendline Equation
The equation for a trend line.
Value Axis
The axis that represents the chart’s values. There also may be a Secondary
Value Axis.
Value Axis Title
The title for the value axis.
Walls
The walls of a 3-D chart only (except 3-D pie charts).
UI choices for formatting
When a chart element is selected, you have some choices as to which UI method you can use to
format the element:
➤ The Ribbon
➤ The mini toolbar
➤ The Format dialog box
Formatting by using the Ribbon
The controls in the Chart Tools➜Format tab are used to change the appearance of the selected
chart element. For example, if you would like to change the color of a series in a column chart, one
approach is to use one of the predefined styles in the Chart➜Tools➜Format➜Shape Styles group.
Search JabSto ::




Custom Search