To insert a chart into your presentation,
Note: for Column, Line, Pie, or Bar charts, a 3D format is also available.
The Type & Data tab allows you to select 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.
You can specify the chart position on the slide dragging it vertically or horizontally.
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, style, size, or color.
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.
The chart size, type and style as well as data used to create the chart can be altered using the right sidebar. To activate it click the chart and choose the Chart Settings icon on the right.
The Size section allows you to change the chart width and/or height. If the Constant Proportions button is clicked (in this case it looks like this ), the width and height will be changed together preserving the original chart aspect ratio.
The Change Chart Type section allows you to change the selected chart type and/or style using the corresponding drop-down menu.
To select the necessary chart Style, use the second drop-down menu in the Change Chart Type section.
The Edit Data button allows you to open the Chart Editor window and start editing data as described above.
Note: to quickly open the 'Chart Editor' window you can also double-click the chart on the slide.
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 and Stroke. Note that you cannot change the shape type.
To delete the inserted chart, left-click it and press the Delete key on the keyboard.
To learn how to align a chart on the slide or arrange several objects, refer to the Align and arrange objects on a slide section.
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