Layout: Add a Background

Many television news shows format the Chart Background so that it amplifies the meaning of the numbers. For example, a Chart showing the number of babies born might have a picture of diapers or bottles in the background.


6. Try it: Format the Background

Select the Chart Area of the Column Chart on Slide 2. The Chart Tools should be available.

Go to Chart Tools->Layout->Labels.
Go to Background->
Plot Area.

Click on More Plot Area Options.

What Do You See? You can show the Plot Area with a default color fill that goes with the Theme, or None.


Keep going...

Chart Tools ->Layout->Background->Plot Area

Exam 77-883: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

4. Creating Charts and Tables

4.3. Apply chart elements: Labels-Chart Title