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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Working with Chart Options

After you've decided what type of chart to create, you can set a wide variety of options for your chart. For example, you may want to annotate the chart with a title, a legend, and titles for each individual chart axis, depending on the number of axes the chart has. All these elements become part of the chart, and if you resize or move the chart, they are resized or moved as well.

Before you start working with chart options or with chart formatting, however, it's helpful to take a look at the elements that can appear in charts and the nomenclature Graph uses to describe these elements—which may not always be familiar.

Inspecting a Chart

Figure 15.6 shows a typical 3D column chart. This chart's elements include the plot ...

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