Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Plot Area for Charts

Created: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 3:30 am

The Plot Area for a chart is the layer placed behind the actual chart. This layer typically has the axes on its perimeter. Also, the Data Series and Gridlines are placed above this layer. If the fill color for both the Plot Area and the Chart Area are the same, as they often are — then you may miss the difference between both these chart elements. This default status works well. However, you can format the Plot Area separately to make it look prominent. You can change its appearance by altering fills and effects with just a few clicks.

Learn about the Plot Area for charts in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Categories: charting, office_mac, powerpoint_2011, tutorials

Related Posts

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Adjust the Chart Series Overlap Charts that include elements spaced apart look better. You can increase the Gap width so that there is enough space between the categories. Also, yo...
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Adjust the Chart Gap Width The Gap width within a chart is the space between two series points -- this by default is set to 150% of the width of individual Data Series (colu...
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Pattern Fills for Plot Area of Charts Patterns in PowerPoint are two-color designs that include lines, dots, dashes and checks. PowerPoint includes 48 such patterns with names such as 5%...
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Texture Fills for Plot Area of Charts There are various fills that you can apply to the Plot Area of a chart -- and a texture can often work surprisingly well. For those who want to know...

Filed Under: Uncategorized
Tagged as: , , ,

No Comments

Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

© 2000-2018, Geetesh Bajaj - All rights reserved.

since November 02, 2000