Editing the Color Palette in Chart

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 16, 2014)

Microsoft Graph allows you to create full-color charts based on any the colors contained in a palette. If you desire, you can modify the colors in the palette. This is done in the following manner:

  1. Choose Options from the Tools menu. Microsoft Graph displays the Graph Options dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Color tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Color tab of the Graph Options dialog box

  4. Select the color you wish to change by clicking on it.
  5. Click on Modify. Microsoft Graph displays the Colors dialog box. (See Figure 2.)
  6. Figure 2. The Colors dialog box.

  7. Change the color by clicking in the color chooser (the large color matrix).
  8. When you have selected the color desired, click on OK.
  9. Click OK again in the Graph Options dialog box. Your changed color is now available to use in your chart.

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Allen Wyatt

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