The next thing I will take-a-look at here dealing with charts is doing a little bit of formatting. I want to change colors the default colors that you get on the chart. They are great but they are just the default colors. So, I want to add a little bit of spice to this chart. Really start to draw attention maybe rather than this big orange bar. I want a nice big red bar this gray kind of music Gray. Let us turn that green let us change some formatting options.
So just like everything else that you do with the chart. The first thing you need to do is select the chart so select the chart up above. I get my Design and Format tab. Now I pointed out earlier that on the Design tab you do get some charts styles, and these are just some canned formatting. If I just hover my mouse over the top of them you will see what it does to my chart there in the background, There is some pretty neat ones like this Dark-man kind of close kind of a neon bar. These are just cannot out of the box you are in a pinch. You got styles that you can pick from.
I will go over to the Format tab on the Format tab you have got all your formatting options. We are talking about formatting shapes earlier. A lot of this stuff is the same options.
I want to change the big orange one I want to make it some form of red sauce like the big orange one.
But orange bar here and notice that not only did the one data point in the series get selected but all of them.
So, if that is selected, I will go up to Format tab, I am going to go in the shape styles and I am going to change, Let us go for this kind of darker red color.
You can use or you can go to your Format tab and to your heart’s content you can format this thing any way that you want.
Try it out format your chart. Again, do not get too wacky with it. You want to start distracting from a simple little message but any way to enhance the message. Format it, get the audience get their attention. Format it in such a way that will make it more exciting and more presentable. Try it out.