Selecting Fonts for a Chart

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 19, 2014)

Microsoft Graph is a simple graphing program provided with Word. It includes the ability to view your graph data in both spreadsheet and graph formats. The graphs you create can be inserted directly into your documents. In other issues of WordTips you learn how you can add elements to your charts such as titles or data labels. Microsoft Graph allows you to change the font used to display these elements, if you desire. You can change fonts for these elements individually. To do this, use these steps:

  1. Make sure your chart is visible on the screen and you have selected it. (You do this by clicking on the chart.)
  2. Select the text element whose font you wish to change. For instance, if you want to change the chart title, click on the title. Microsoft Graph displays small black squares around the element; this lets you know it is selected.
  3. Choose Font from the Format menu. Microsoft Graph displays the Format dialog box for the element, with the Font tab selected. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Font tab for a Chart text item

  5. Change the font settings, as desired. (This process should be familiar to you from working with Word.)
  6. Click on OK.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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