Changing the Perspective of Your Chart

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 7, 2014)

Microsoft Graph includes the ability to display information in three dimensions. This simply means that your graphs look like they have depth. The presentation of the three dimensions used by the program is not limited; you have complete control over how the chart looks. To change the perspective from which the chart is viewed, try this:

  1. Choose the 3-D View option from the Chart menu. Microsoft Graph displays the 3-D View dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The 3-D View dialog box

  3. Use the up and down buttons at the upper-left corner to control your apparent elevation in relation to the chart.
  4. Use the left and right turning buttons in the center of the dialog box to control your apparent horizontal position in relation to the chart.
  5. Notice that Microsoft Graph changes the sample in the dialog box as you use the adjustment buttons.
  6. When you are satisfied with your view, 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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