Format Chart Elements Just Like Shapes in MS Excel
In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, charts have as much data-crunching power as ever. They’re also part of the new Microsoft Office graphics engine, so you can format charts with the same flexibility as other Microsoft Office drawing objects, such as shapes. To apply a style of formatting to the entire chart, on the Chart Tools Design tab, select an entry from the Chart Styles gallery. Or to apply custom formatting, select a chart element (such as a data series), and then click the Chart Tools Format tab for the option to apply shape styles, fill, outline, or effect formatting. From the Chart Tools Format tab, you can also apply WordArt formatting to the text of selected chart elements, such as the legend, axis labels, and data labels.