Changing the Graph Styles and Colors
You can change the graph style and colors used in the graph with the Style Editor dialog box. To open the Style Editor dialog box, right-click on the graph, and select Style Editor. The following components of your graph may be changed using the Style Editor dialog box:
- Style Name
- Select a predefined graph style name from the drop-down list.
- Select a Scheme from the list to change the graph color scheme. Click on the Background selection button to open a dialog box enabling you to change the background color, gradient, and texture.
The Style Editor contains the following tabs:
- Use the Legend, Floor, and Wall Fill selection buttons to open separate dialog boxes to change the legend, floor, and wall fill color, gradient, and texture. For the chart's walls and data element fill, you can use the Transparency slider to increase (moving to the right) or decrease (moving to the left) the level of transparency. Select a data element fill color from the color palette or click the Edit button to open a dialog box that enables you to change the color, gradient, and texture for the data element fill values. Clicking the Edit All button enables you to select and apply a
texture file and a fit (for the selected texture file) to the entire chart. Select the Texture check box to specify a texture image file and file fitting. Use the File drop-down menu to select a predefined image. To select an image from your file system, click the File selection button, and then choose the image from the Open window. Use the Fit drop-down menu to specify a fitting setting for your texture file.
color ramp. You can select a predefined color ramp or define your own color ramp by selecting starting and ending colors. The predefined color ramps available in the Scheme drop-down menu are lighter to darker colors that are used to indicate lower and high data values respectively. For example, if White to Orange is the selected Scheme, the lowest data values will be white, the middle data values will be light to darker orange, with the highest data values the darkest shade of orange displayed. Select the Color ramp check box to specify a color ramp. Use the Scheme drop-down menu to select a predefined color ramp scheme. Click on the Start and End selection buttons to open the Color dialog box. Select starting and ending colors in the Color dialog box to define your own color ramp.
Note: You cannot specify a bottom color for 3D surfaces that are transparent or textured.
- Click the Color selection buttons in Outlines, Grid, and Axis and Borders to open the Color dialog boxes for each. The Color dialog boxes enable you to select the color for specified line type. Click the Width drop-down menus to select line widths for the graph's Outlines, Grid, and Axis and Borders. For both the Grid and Axis and Borders, you can also select a defined line style from the Style drop-down menus.
- Click the Color selection buttons in Title, Labels, and Values to open the Color dialog boxes for each. The Color dialog boxes enable you to select the color for specified text type. Click on the Font buttons to specify a font for titles, labels, and text data values. Use the Shadow and Border check boxes to select or deselect text shadows and borders.
- Use the Style drop-down menus to select a defined style for the Shadows, Text borders, and Selection. Click the Color selection buttons in Shadows, Text borders, and Selection to open the Color dialog boxes for each. The Color dialog boxes enable you to select the color for the specified effect. For Shadows, use the arrows to the right of Offset to assign a shadow offset value. For text borders, you can select a border Width from the drop-down menu.