PowerPoint: Customizing Charts Computer Information Technology Section 5-13 Some text and examples used with permission from: http://www.jegsworks.com Note: We are not endorsing or promoting religious doctrine, but simply taking advantage of this website for educational purposes.
Objectives: The student will: 1. Know how to change the chart type 2. Know how to add a chart title, titles to the y and x axis 3. Know to change the color of various parts of a chart PowerPoint: Customizing Charts
PowerPoint: Charts Notice that the chart has a few problems Only 2 of the 5 names are shown on the x- axis There are no titles – no chart title, no y-axis title, etc. A column chart is an acceptable way of showing this data but it depends on what you want the audience to concentrate on
Changing the Chart Type Lets say we wanted to show each movies relative proportion of the total $s. What kind of chart would show that?
Changing the Chart Type If you double click on the chart it will open the graphing program. Note that the ribbon on the top has changed:
Changing the Chart Type By clicking on Change Chart Type we can change the chart to any of the different charts. If we pick Pie the chart will change to a pie chart Note there different kinds of pie charts
Pie Chart Options Titles The only title you can add to a pie chart is a title for the Chart. Legend Where to put the legend Data labels Adds labels to the pieces of the pie:
Column Chart Options Column charts have additions options:
Column Chart Options Chart Title Add a Chart Title Axis Titles Add titles to the X and Y axes Legend Turn the legend on and off and control its placement Data labels Adds labels to the pieces of the columns Data table Show the data underneath the chart
Column Chart Options Axes Turn on the labels for the X and Y axes Gridlines Turn on or off the X and Y gridlines
Column Chart Options Adding titles to chart helps make it more understandable
Formatting Items in a Chart Once you have opened a chart you can click on items and format them (right click or go to the layout tab). For example: Change the color of columns or pie pieces Change the fonts Etc. We can edit the X-Axis and correct the movie titles so they all show Smaller font, specific interval unit, rotate text (custom angle)
Summary Once you create your chart you can customize it. Adding titles, etc. lets the audience know what they are looking at Everything in a chart be selected and changed.
Rest of Today Customize your chart from Homework 5-12 Add a chart Title Add a title to the Y-Axis Make sure all text is readable Add your name and the period in the footer Print the slide and turn it in