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.

Colors
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:

Chart
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

Note: You cannot specify a bottom color for 3D surfaces that are transparent or textured.

Lines
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.

Text
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.

Effects
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.