Microsoft PowerPoint

To apply a Shape Style to the chart area or to a chart object

➜  On the Chart Tools Format contextual tab, in the Shape Styles gallery, click the style you want.

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To apply Shape Style components to the chart area or to a chart object

➜  On the Format contextual tab, in the Shape Styles group, click the Shape Fill, Shape Outline, or Shape Effects button, and then click the option you want.

To apply a WordArt Style to the text in a selected chart

➜  On the Format contextual tab, in the WordArt Styles gallery, click the style you want.

To apply WordArt Style components to the chart area or to a chart object

➜  On the Format contextual tab, in the WordArt Styles group, click the Text Fill, Text Outline, or Text Effects button, and then click the option you want.

To open the Format dialog box for a chart element

➜  If the element is easy to identify, simply double-click it.

➜  Right-click the element, and then click Format <Element> .

Or

1. If you have trouble double-clicking some of the smaller chart elements, on the Format contextual tab, in the Current Selection group, display the Chart Elements list, and click the element you want.

2. In the Current Selection group, click the Format Selection button.

Tip  Because charts convey at-a-glance summary information, you might want to attach a hyperlink to a chart element to provide access to supporting details . Clicking the hyper- linked element then takes you directly to the linked details, which might be on a hidden slide, in another presentation, in a file on your computer or your organization’s network, or on a website . For information about creating hyperlinks, see section 3 .1, “Manipulate Graphical Elements .”

Practice Tasks

The practice file for these tasks is located in the PowerPoint\Objective4 practice file folder. If you want to save the results of the exercises, save them in the same folder with My appended to the file name so that you don’t overwrite the original practice file.

+ In the AirQuality presentation, on slide 3, apply Style 7 to the entire chart. Then with the entire chart still selected, apply the Moderate Effect – Tan, Accent 2 shape style.

+ On slide 3, apply the Fill – White, Outline – Accent 1 WordArt style to the chart tile.

+ On slide 3, explode the data points in the pie chart by 20 percent, and then set the angle of the first slice at 200.

+ On slide 3, move the chart’s legend to the right, and then fill its background with the Gray-50%, Accent 6, Darker 25% color.

Objective Review

Before finishing this chapter, ensure that you have mastered the following skills:

4.1   Construct and Modify Tables

4.2   Insert and Modify Charts

4.3   Apply Chart Elements

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4.4   Manipulate Chart Layouts

4.5   Manipulate Chart Elements