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Create Dynamic Charts in Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 and Beyond by Reinhold Scheck

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Coloring Elements

Designing objects and their elements can be a pleasure with Office 2007. The relevant options have been vastly enhanced over earlier versions. These options include the formatting of charts and the application of color to chart elements, which is the central topic discussed in this section. But before we start on the technical details, there are a few brief points to note in relation to the "power" of color effects.

The Power of Color Effects

If you want to design the color effect of certain objects or areas so that they stand out and appear more important or interesting than others (or less so), you need to follow some basic rules. The most important of these is: never choose colors without giving some thought to your choice or ...

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