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Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Customize Excel Charts (Move, Resize, Chart Styles and Chart Layouts)
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to insert a 3-D Clustered Column Chart and then show you how to customize the chart by moving and resizing the chart and experimenting with chart styles and chart layouts.
How to Insert a 3-D Clustered Column Chart
Before making any custom changes we first must create a chart. Below you can see that I have a data table which contains the data that I will use to create a chart.
The data table shows the amount of revenues earned each quarter and is broken down into age groups. Since our table contains multiple series (the age groups) we will create a multiple series chart. In this example the clustered column chart will probably be most appropriate. Follow the steps below to create a multiple series clustered column chart.
Step 1: First select the entire table, or cell range to be charted. In this example we will select cells A3:G7.
Step 2: Now click on the Insert tab in the ribbon and locate the Insert Column Chart button located in the Charts group.
Step 3: Click on the insert column chart button and a menu will appear offering different column chart options. As you scroll over the different charts in the menu a box will appear with the name of the chart type and a description of what the chart is best used for.
Step 4: Scroll over the charts in the menu until you find the 3-D Clustered Column Chart. Click on the chart and it will be embedded in your worksheet on the invisible drawing layer.
How to Resize a Chart in Excel
You are able to resize Excel charts and even change their proportions. Embedded Excel charts have resizing handles on all four sides and corners. To resize an Excel chart simply click on the handles and resize the chart. If you click on a resizing handle on the corner you are able to change the width and the height of the chart at the same time. If you resize the chart using a handle on one of the chart sides then you are only able to change either the height or the width depending on which handle you have selected.
How to Move a Chart in Excel
To move an Excel chart simply hold your cursor over a blank area of your chart, click and move your chart to your desired location.
Make sure that you click on a blank area of the chart and not a part of the chart. If you click on a part of the chart such as the data series of one of the axis then you will move that part of the chart inside of the chart area.
How to Change Chart Styles in Excel
Once you have resized and moved your chart you can experiment with Chart Styles. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Click on your chart to activate Chart Tools.
Step 2: Under Chart Tools select the Design tab which is where the Chart Styles group is located.
Step 3: Click on the Color button in the Chart Styles group and a menu will appear offering you different color themes, Colorful and Monochromatic. Scroll over the different color themes without clicking on them and your chart will automatically change colors giving you a preview of what it will look like.
Step 4: Click on the color theme you like best and your chart will change and remain that color.
Step 5: Now scroll over the different Chart Styles and your chart will change to the chart style that your cursor is over. Continue browsing through the different Chart Styles and when you find the style you like simple click on it. Your chart will then officially change to the style you clicked on.
How to Change Chart Layout
Now that you have resized, moved and styled your chart you can experiment with Chart Layouts. However you might have to resize your chart again depending on the type of chart layout you choose. Follow the steps below to change the layout of your chart.
Step 1: Click on your chart to activate Chart Tools.
Step 2: Under Chart Tools select the Design tab which is where the Chart Layouts group is located.
Step 3: In the Chart Layouts group click on the Quick Layout button and a menu of different chart layouts will appear. Scroll over the chart layouts and the layout of your chart will temporarily change so that you can preview how it will look. Find the chart layout you prefer and simply click on it to officially change your chart layout.
How to Change Chart Elements
Obviously all the layouts are different. Some layouts have more chart elements than others. For example, one layout may have axis titles while other chart layouts donít. If you like the chart layout you have chosen but want to add or remove certain chart elements, then you can click on the Add Chart Element button in the Chart Layouts group. A drop-down menu will appear with a list of different chart elements. Click on the element you want to change and another menu will appear where you can either add, remove, or change that particular chart element. Experiment with chart layouts to have a better understanding. For example, you can add or remove grid lines, axis and chart titles, data tables, trendlines and more.
If your chart layout has chart or axis titles, you are able to refer to cells for the titles. Simply click on the chart title, insert (=) and select the cell that you want to refer to for your title. Now whatever is entered into the referred cell will be the title of your chart or your axis.
Changing Chart Orientation
Your chart may be easier to understand or make more sense if the orientation is changed. As of now our chart contains six different data points each clustered with 4 bars which represent the quarterly sales. If we were to switch the rows and columns our chart would consists of four data points each containing clusters of six bars which represent different age groups.
To change the orientation of your chart simple select your chart, click on chart tools click on design and in the data group click on Switch Row/Column.
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