To insert a chart into your document,
Note: for Column, Line, Pie, or Bar charts, a 3D format is also available.
The Type & Data tab allows you to change the chart type as well as the data you wish to use to create a chart.
The Layout tab allows you to change the layout of chart elements.
Note: the Lines and Markers options are available for Line charts and XY (Scatter) charts only.
Note: the Axis Settings and Gridlines sections will be disabled for Pie charts since charts of this type have no axes and gridlines.
Note: the Vertical/Horizontal Axis tabs will be disabled for Pie charts since charts of this type have no axes.
The Vertical Axis tab allows you to change the parameters of the vertical axis also referred to as the values axis or y-axis which displays numeric values. Note that the vertical axis will be the category axis which displays text labels for the Bar charts, therefore in this case the Vertical Axis tab options will correspond to the ones described in the next section. For the XY (Scatter) charts, both axes are value axes.
The Horizontal Axis tab allows you to change the parameters of the horizontal axis also referred to as the categories axis or x-axis which displays text labels. Note that the horizontal axis will be the value axis which displays numeric values for the Bar charts, therefore in this case the Horizontal Axis tab options will correspond to the ones described in the previous section. For the XY (Scatter) charts, both axes are value axes.
Once the chart is added, you can change its size and position. To change the chart size, drag small squares situated on its edges. To maintain the original proportions of the selected chart while resizing, hold down the Shift key and drag one of the corner icons.
To alter the chart position, use the icon that appears after hovering your mouse cursor over the chart. Drag the chart to the necessary position without releasing the mouse button. When you move the chart, guide lines are displayed to help you position the object on the page precisely (if a wrapping style other than inline is selected).
To edit the chart Title, select the default text with the mouse and type in your own one instead.
To change the font formatting within text elements, such as the chart title, axes titles, legend entries, data labels etc., select the necessary text element by left-clicking it. Then use icons on the top toolbar to change the font type, size, color or its decoration style.
To delete a chart element, select it by left-clicking and press the Delete key on the keyboard.
You can also rotate 3D charts using the mouse. Left-click within the plot area and hold the mouse button until a blue dashed box appears. Drag the cursor without releasing the mouse button to change the 3D chart orientation.
Some of the chart settings can be altered using the Chart Settings tab of the right sidebar. To activate it click the chart and choose the Chart Settings icon on the right. Here you can change the following properties:
To select the necessary chart Style, use the second drop-down menu in the Change Chart Type section.
Note: to quickly open the 'Chart Editor' window you can also double-click the chart in the document.
Some of these options you can also find in the right-click menu. The menu options are:
When the chart is selected, the Shape Settings icon is also available on the right, since a shape is used as a background for the chart. You can click this icon to open the Shape Settings tab at the right sidebar and adjust the shape Fill, Stroke and Wrapping Style. Note that you cannot change the shape type.
To change the chart advanced settings, click the needed chart with the right mouse button and select Chart Advanced Settings from the right-click menu or just click the Show advanced settings link at the right sidebar. The chart properties window will open:
The Size tab contains the following parameters:
The Text Wrapping tab contains the following parameters:
Inline - the chart is considered to be a part of the text, like a character, so when the text moves, the chart moves as well. In this case the positioning options are inaccessible.
If one of the following styles is selected, the chart can be moved independently of the text and positioned on the page exactly:
Square - the text wraps the rectangular box that bounds the chart.
Tight - the text wraps the actual chart edges.
Through - the text wraps around the chart edges and fills in the open white space within the chart.
Top and Bottom - the text is only above and below the chart.
In Front - the chart overlaps the text.
Behind - the text overlaps the chart.
If you select the square, tight, through, or top and bottom style you will be able to set up some additional parameters - distance from text at all sides (top, bottom, left, right).
The Position tab is available only if you select a wrapping style other than inline. This tab contains the following parameters that vary depending on the selected wrapping style:
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