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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Formatting Your Charts

Now that you understand the basics of how to produce simple charts, let’s learn some formatting options to make your charts look better and more closely meet your users’ needs. In general, your goal should be to make the charts as easy on the eyes as possible—it helps people concentrate on the data.

Adding Depth with 3D Charts

One of the easiest ways to make a basic chart look more sophisticated is to give it a 3D look. Table 16.3 shows the <cfchart> options available for adding a 3D effect to your charts. Get out the red-and-blue glasses!

Table 16.3. <cfchart> Options for a 3D Effect
AttributeDescription
show3dWhether to show the chart with a 3D effect. The default is No.
xoffsetThe amount that the chart should be rotated ...

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