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Microsoft Chart

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The following articles are available for the 'Microsoft Chart' topic. Click the article's title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

Adding a Border Around Text in a Chart
You can included text in your charts, and even place a border around the text.

Adding Data Labels to a Chart
Data labels can help identify data in a chart. Here's how to add data labels.

Adding Titles to a Chart
Adding titles to either an axis or the chart as a whole can make your data easier to understand. Here's how to add this feature.

Adjusting Chart Size
If you don't have Excel installed on your system, Microsoft Graph is a handy way to create simple charts for your documents. Once a chart is created, you can resize it by using the techniques described in this tip.

Changing Borders for Data Series
Microsoft Graph allows you to easily add charts to a Word document without using Excel. This tip explains how you can adjust the line color and weight used for borders around a data series in your graph.

Changing Datasheet Column Width
To see information in a datasheet better, you may need to adjust column width.

Changing Shapes in Microsoft Graph
Microsoft Graph allows you to define the shapes you use to represent data series. Here's how to do it.

Changing the Default Chart Type
If you don't have Excel installed on your system, Microsoft Graph is a handy way to create simple charts for your documents. If you want to change what Microsoft Graph uses as its default chart type, you'll love the information in this tip.

Changing the Orientation of Your Chart
Microsoft Graph is a great way to add simple charts to your documents. Once you've got a graph added, you might want to change the way that the data is plotted in the graph.

Changing the Perspective of Your Chart
Microsoft Graph can be a handy way to add quick and dirty charts to your document. When working with 3-D charts, you can control the angle from which the chart is viewed.

Controlling Chart Gridlines
Gridlines are often added to charts to help improve the readability of the data presented in the chart. Here's how you can control whether Microsoft Graph adds gridlines to your charts or not.

Controlling the Display of Chart Axes in Microsoft Graph
When you create a chart in Microsoft Graph, you might now want to see one or both of the axes included by default. Here's how to turn them off and back on again.

Deleting Datasheet Rows or Columns
How to remove information from your datasheet.

Displaying a Chart Legend
A legend can help explain the various lines or objects visible in a chart. Microsoft Chart allows you to turn on or off the legend associated with a chart, as you desire.

Editing the Color Palette in Chart
Microsoft Chart uses a palette from which it pulls the colors it uses. Learn how to change the palette.

Formatting Datasheet Numbers
Controlling the appearance of numbers in a datasheet.

Importing Excel Information Into Chart
Microsoft Graph is great for displaying charts in a document, without the need to actually use Excel. However, your data may actually be in an Excel worksheet, and you want to import it into a Microsoft Graph datasheet. Here's how to do it.

Including a Data Table with Your Chart
Microsoft Graph allows you to display both your chart and data, if desired. All it takes is to make a simple change to a setting.

Including Datasheet Rows or Columns in a Chart
Controlling which datasheet information is graphed in a chart.

Inserting Datasheet Rows or Columns
Microsoft Graph provides a handy way to add simple charts to your document without the need for Excel. Those charts are based on information stored in a datasheet; here's how to expand its size.

Picking a Chart Type
Microsoft Chart offers several different types of charts you can use to display your data. Here's how to pick the type that is right for you.

Picking a Number Format For an Axis
Microsoft Graph is a handy way to add charts to your document if you don't have access to Excel. Here's how to adjust the formatting for numbers displayed along a chart axis.

Selecting a Chart Pattern
If you don't have Excel installed on your system, Microsoft Graph is a handy way to create simple charts for your documents. You can select the patterns used in the various parts of the chart by using the ideas in this tip.

Selecting a Custom Chart
Microsoft Graph allows you to easily create charts from numeric data, without the need to use Excel. Here's how to use Graph to specify what type of chart you want to use for your data.

Selecting Fonts for a Chart
Microsoft Chart uses text to label items in a chart. Here's how to change the font used for that text.

Selecting Text Orientation for an Axis in Microsoft Graph
Microsoft Graph allows you to easily create charts from numeric data, without the need to use Excel. This tip explains how to change the orientation of any text appearing next to an axis in your chart.

Specifying an Axis Scale in Microsoft Graph
Microsoft Graph is a handy way to add charts to your document if you don't have access to Excel. Here's how to adjust the scale used for your chart's axis.

Specifying Colors in a Chart
Microsoft Chart is a handy program that allows you to display numbers and charts without the need for Excel. If you need to change the colors used by Microsoft Chart, here's how to do it.

Starting Microsoft Graph
Microsoft Graph is a simplistic graphic tool that you can use to quickly add graphs to your document. Here's how to start the program and add a chart without using Excel.

Turning Off Borders for Data Series
Don't want a border to appear around a data series represented in a Microsoft Graph chart? You can easily control the appearance of the border by following the simple steps in this tip.

 

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