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Take Control of Numbers by Sharon Zardetto

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Formatting Charts

As you’ve seen, Numbers offers enough chart choices to potentially confuse you. It also offers enough chart formatting choices to let you either make your point or totally obscure it. This chapter will help you come down on the right side of those possibilities.

Once you’ve learned how to select individual chart elements, you can take a tour of Formatting Panes and Tabs, where you set all the basic formatting for a chart. Then I’ll cover working in the Series Pane and the Style Pane to do such things as swap the positions of bars in a chart, format and reposition value labels, and even change the style of the lines used in line charts. Pies aren’t left out of the formatting fun: they get a Wedges Pane.

But that’s not all, folks! ...

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