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Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Plain & Simple by Curtis D. Frye

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Add Information to a Chart

As much as you might like to think your Access chart data is self-explanatory, adding contextual information to your chart’s form helps your audience understand the chart’s data. A legend, which lists both the data series displayed in a chart and the colors used to represent the series, allows chart viewers to associate the chart’s contents with your organization’s results. You can also add text boxes that contain explanatory text to emphasize specific aspects of your data or to provide information not easily communicated in a chart.

Show or Hide a Chart Legend

  1. Open the form in Design view.

  2. Double-click the chart.

  3. On the ...

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