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Chapter 15. Charts > Modifying Charts

Modifying Charts

There are several ways to get to the dialog box you need to change any element of your chart.

To modify a chart element:

1.
Double-click a chart object to bring up the formatting dialog box appropriate for that object.

or

Click a chart object, and use the Chart toolbar's Format Selected Object button to bring up the appropriate formatting dialog box (Figure 15.10).

Figure 15.10. The Chart toolbar.


or

Click a chart object, pull down the Format menu, and choose the first selection (the name of the first selection will reflect the type of object selected) to bring up the appropriate dialog box (Figure 15.11).

Figure 15.11. Choose Format > Selected Chart Area, and in the dialog box that appears, select the format item for the selected object.


or

Pull down the Chart Objects menu in the Chart toolbar, choose the object you want to modify, and click the Chart toolbar's Format Selected Object button (the tool tip you see when you pause the pointer over the button reflects the kind of object you've chosen from the Chart Objects menu) to bring up the appropriate dialog box (Figure 15.12).

Figure 15.12. Pull down the Chart Objects menu in the Chart toolbar.


2.
Change the options you want to change, and click OK to apply the changes.


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