PowerPoint > PowerPoint 2003 Foundation > Working with Charts

Format a Chart

There are many elements to a chart such as its legend, axis, data series and so on. Each element can be formatted in a number of ways from changing the colour of the columns to changing the scale of the value axis.

  1. Click on the chart element you want to format to select it, or select it by clicking the Chart Objects drop list on the Standard toolbar
  2. Select chart elements

    The Chart Objects drop list shows all the chart elements that can be formatted

  3. Double click the chart element or click the Format button on the Standard toolbar to open the required Format dialogue box
  4. The Format dialogue box has a number of tabs providing many formatting options available for that chart element. Some chart elements have more formatting options than others. The image below shows the Format Axis dialogue box.

    Format chart axis
  5. Select the options you want and click Ok

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