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Chart Elements in MS Excel

How To Change The Layout or Style Of a Chart

Now we will see that how we can format our charts.

So for that we will for select our data and then press 'Alt+F3' key, now our chart will be created.

We can provide our chart with a good chart title by double clicking on that column. After that we can also use quick layout option from Design tab, which will show different types of layout for our chart.

You can also choose a layout which has Axis titles space also, which will further provide us to display our chat more describing.

We can also see different types of charge styles in Design tab, we can choose any one according to our preference.

As we hover our mouse pointer on any part of our chart then it will show the information about it that what that part actually is and what values does this bar is of.

We can further design our chart by using different options from HOME tab like bold, italic, font style etc...


A chart is a graphical representation of data in the form of a table. There are many different types of charts, but the most popular ones are bar, line and pie charts.

  • Column chart.
  • Line chart.
  • Bar chart.
  • Area chart.
  • Stock chart.
  • Surface chart.
  • Radar charts.
  • Treemap chart.

To make your chart easier to read, Excel lets you add chart features like chart titles, legends, and data labels. To add a chart element, go to the Design tab and click the Add Chart Element command, then select the desired element from the drop-down menu.

The data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart, in a chart. A chart can represent tabular numeric data, functions, or some types of quality structures, and it can display a variety of information.

The type of chart you use for your data is very important. It can help you make better decisions and get a better understanding of the data. There are many different types of charts that can be used for different types of data sets. For example, if you want to show a trend over time, then a line graph is the best choice. If you want to show how two things compare, then a bar or line graph will work best. In general, the more complex your data set is, the more difficult it will be to find the right chart type to use.

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