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Changing the View of a Chart

You may want to enlarge your chart to better work with chart details, or change the perspective or angle from which a chart is viewed.

Zooming Charts

You can resize charts to fit the Content pane or the printed page.

To resize a chart:

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Choose View then Zoom then Size.

100% is the default size, which prints to fit on 8-by-11-inch paper (216 mm  279 mm). Best fit changes the size of the chart to fit within the Content pane.

Rotating and Elevating Charts

By default, charts are displayed in 3-D foreshortened perspective from above and to the right. You can alter the perspective from which a chart is viewed by rotating it.

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Tip   Before you can rotate the chart, the background plane must be visible and the chart must be in Best Fit view.

To rotate the angle of vision or change the elevation of a bar, line, or area chart:

  1. Choose View then Zoom then Best Fit.
  2. Choose Chart then Properties.
  3. The Chart Properties dialog box appears.

  4. Click the General tab to view the General properties page.
  5. In the Planes area, select the Show Back Plane check box and click OK.
  6. Place your cursor at the top right corner of the chart.
  7. The cursor changes to indicate that you can rotate the chart.

  8. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the chart to rotate it.
  9. When you release the mouse button, the chart is redrawn to reflect the adjusted perspective. If you cannot rotate in a certain direction, the chart has reached its farthest possible rotation in that direction.


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