Chapter 7. Creating Custom Data Graphics

In Chapter 4, Using the Built-In Data Graphics, we learned how to use the built-in Data Graphics. There are three types of graphic items to display data values: text callouts, icons, and data bars. In addition, there is the ability to color by value, but this does not require any new shapes.

This chapter covers enhancing existing data graphic items, and the creation of new Text Callouts, Icon Sets, and Data Bars.

In this chapter, we will learn the following topics:

  • How graphic item Masters are structured
  • How custom Icon Sets are created
  • How custom Data Bars are created
  • How custom Text Callouts are created

Understanding the structure of graphic item Masters

Each of the three types of graphic item master (Text Callout, ...

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