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Master Visually®: Excel® 2007 by Elaine Marmel

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Chapter 21. Formatting Charts

Set Chart Element Shape Styles

You can format the shape of any chart element using shape styles. Shape styles are combinations of different formatting options that you can apply to the chart area of any chart or to any individual element of your chart, including the data series. Shape styles apply predefined combinations of border edges, line styles, solid and gradient fills, and 3-D perspectives to the selected chart element. Using shape styles, you can quickly and easily create a professional-looking chart.

As you work with shape styles, Excel 2007's Live Preview feature helps you try different combinations of shape styles and colors until you find one that you feel effectively conveys your message. When you open ...

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