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10-01 Chart Basics
Inserting Charts           Y   Y Y Y   Y Y            
Chart Styles           Y   Y Y Y   Y              
Chart Elements               Y Y Y   Y Y            
Changing Chart Types               Y Y Y   Y Y            
Changing Fill and Border of Charts               Y Y Y   Y Y            
Quick Layouts for Charts               Y Y                    
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10-02 Chart Area
Chart Area               Y Y                    
Fill and Line Options for the Chart Area               Y Y                    
Effect Options for the Chart Area               Y                      
Size and Properties Options for Chart Area               Y Y                    
Text Fill and Outline Options for Chart Area               Y                      
Text Effects for Chart Area               Y                      
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10-03 Plot Area
Plot Area for Charts               Y Y                    
Apply Fills to Plot Area of Charts               Y Y                    
Apply Solid Fills to Plot Area of Charts               Y Y                    
Apply Gradient Fills to Plot Area of Charts               Y Y                    
Apply Picture Fills to Plot Area of Charts               Y Y                    
Apply Texture Fills to Plot Area of Charts               Y Y                    
Apply Pattern Fills to Plot Area of Charts               Y Y                    
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10-04 Chart Gridlines
Chart Gridlines               Y Y                    
More Chart Gridline Options               Y Y                    
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10-05 Chart Data
Chart Data Table               Y Y                    
Chart Data Table Options               Y Y                    
Edit Chart Data           Y   Y Y                    
Adding and Deleting Chart Series and Categories               Y Y                    
Hiding Chart Series and Categories               Y Y                    
Change Order of Chart Data Series               Y Y                    
Switch Series and Categories for Charts               Y Y                    
Creating Charts Using Existing Excel Data               Y Y                    
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10-06 Chart Data Labels
Chart Data Labels               Y Y                    
Chart Data Label Format Options               Y Y                    
Callout Data Labels for Charts               Y                      
Change Callout Shapes for Data Labels               Y                      
Label Options for Chart Data Labels               Y                      
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10-07 Chart Title
Chart Title in PowerPoint               Y Y                    
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10-08 Chart Axes
Axes Y                                    
Axis Titles               Y Y Y                  
Set Minimum and Maximum Values on Value Axis               Y Y Y                  
Tick Marks               Y Y Y                  
Change Major and Minor Units of Value Axis               Y Y Y   Y Y            
Changing Axis Labels               Y Y Y                  
Reposition and Hide Axis Labels               Y Y                    
Add Secondary Value Axis to Charts               Y Y                    
Crossed Axes for Charts               Y Y                    
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10-09 Chart Legend
Chart Legend in PowerPoint               Y Y Y   Y Y            
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10-10 3D Charts
Z Axis in PowerPoint Charts: Pros and Cons Y                                    
Make 3D Columns Semi-Transparent for Charts               Y Y                    
Rotate 3D Charts               Y Y                    
Format Walls and Floor of 3D Charts               Y Y                    
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10-11 Advanced Chart Techniques
Adjust the Chart Gap Width               Y Y                    
Using the Invert if Negative Option for Charts               Y Y Y   Y Y            
Changing Color for Negative Data Series of Charts               Y Y Y   Y Y            
Vary Colors by Point Option for Charts               Y Y Y                  
Adjust the Chart Series Overlap               Y Y                    
Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts               Y Y Y   Y Y            
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10-12 Chart Templates
Saving Chart Templates               Y Y Y                  
Where are Chart Templates Saved               Y Y Y                  
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10-13 PowerPoint Chart Types
Chart Types in PowerPoint Y                                    
Column Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Bar Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Line Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Pie Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Area Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
XY (Scatter) Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Stock Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Surface Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Doughnut (Donut) Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Bubble Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Radar Charts in PowerPoint Y                                    
Harvey Balls in PowerPoint Y                                    
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10-14 Ten Tips for Cool PowerPoint Charts
Ten Tips for Cool PowerPoint Charts Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 01: Clean Charts Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 02: Plan Your Chart Type Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 03: Don't Hurry With Charts! Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 04: Inspiration is Not Afar Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 05: Reverse Engineer Charts Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 06: Consider Tables Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 07: Stay Away From 3D Charts Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 08: Should Charts be Animated? Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 09: Practice Often, or Hire a Professional Y                                    
PowerPoint Chart Tips 10: Ask Help, Read Books Y                                    

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Chart Basics

  1. Inserting Charts
  2. Chart Styles

Chart Data

  1. Edit Chart Data

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Chart Basics

  1. Inserting Charts
  2. Chart Styles
  3. Chart Elements
  4. Changing Chart Types
  5. Changing Fill and Border of Charts
  6. Quick Layouts for Charts

Chart Area

  1. Chart Area
  2. Fill and Line Options for the Chart Area
  3. Effect Options for the Chart Area
  4. Size and Properties Options for Chart Area
  5. Text Fill and Outline Options for Chart Area
  6. Text Effects for Chart Area

Plot Area

  1. Plot Area for Charts
  2. Apply Fills to Plot Area of Charts
  3. Apply Solid Fills to Plot Area of Charts
  4. Apply Gradient Fills to Plot Area of Charts
  5. Apply Picture Fills to Plot Area of Charts
  6. Apply Texture Fills to Plot Area of Charts
  7. Apply Pattern Fills to Plot Area of Charts

Chart Gridlines

  1. Chart Gridlines
  2. More Gridline Options

Chart Data

  1. Chart Data Table
  2. Chart Data Table Options
  3. Edit Chart Data
  4. Adding and Deleting Chart Series and Categories
  5. Hiding Chart Series and Categories
  6. Change Order of Chart Data Series
  7. Switch Series and Categories for Charts
  8. Creating Charts Using Existing Excel Data

Chart Data Labels

  1. Chart Data Labels
  2. Chart Data Label Format Options
  3. Callout Data Labels for Charts
  4. Change Callout Shapes for Data Labels
  5. Label Options for Chart Data Labels

Chart Title

  1. Chart Title

Chart Axes

  1. Axis Titles
  2. Set Minimum and Maximum Values on Value Axis
  3. Tick Marks
  4. Change Major and Minor Units of Value Axis
  5. Changing Axis Labels
  6. Reposition and Hide Axis Labels
  7. Add Secondary Value Axis to Charts
  8. Crossed Axes for Charts

Chart Legend

  1. Chart Legend

3D Charts

  1. Make 3D Columns Semi-Transparent for Charts
  2. Rotate 3D Charts
  3. Format Walls and Floor of 3D Charts

Advanced Chart Techniques

  1. Adjust the Chart Gap Width
  2. Using the Invert if Negative Option for Charts
  3. Changing Color for Negative Data Series of Charts
  4. Vary Colors by Point Option for Charts
  5. Adjust the Chart Series Overlap
  6. Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts

Chart Templates

  1. Saving Chart Templates
  2. Where are Chart Templates Saved

PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Chart Basics

  1. Inserting Charts
  2. Chart Styles
  3. Chart Elements
  4. Changing Chart Types
  5. Changing Fill and Border of Charts

Chart Axes

  1. Axis Titles
  2. Set Minimum and Maximum Values on Value Axis
  3. Tick Marks
  4. Change Major and Minor Units of Value Axis
  5. Changing Axis Labels

Chart Legend

  1. Chart Legend

Advanced Chart Techniques

  1. Using the Invert if Negative Option for Charts
  2. Changing Color for Negative Data Series of Charts
  3. Vary Colors by Point Option for Charts
  4. Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts
  5. Picture Fills for Chart Series

Chart Templates

  1. Saving Chart Templates
  2. Where are Chart Templates Saved

PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Chart Basics

  1. Inserting Charts
  2. Chart Styles
  3. Chart Elements
  4. Changing Chart Types
  5. Changing Fill and Border of Charts
  6. Animate Charts (links to Animations section)

Chart Axes

  1. Change Major and Minor Units of Value Axis

Chart Legend

  1. Chart Legend

Advanced Chart Techniques

  1. Using the Invert if Negative Option for Charts
  2. Changing Color for Negative Data Series of Charts
  3. Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts
  4. Picture Fills for Series

PowerPoint 2003 and 2002 for Windows

Chart Basics

  1. Inserting Charts
  2. Chart Elements
  3. Format Chart Legend
  4. Changing Charts Types
  5. Changing Fills and Outlines of Charts

Chart Legend

  1. Chat Legend

Advanced Chart Techniques

  1. Using the Invert if Negative Option for Charts
  2. Changing Color for Negative Data Series
  3. Changing Fonts and Other Text Options
  4. Change Major Unit of Y Axis
  5. Picture Fills for Chart Data Series

PowerPoint 2000 and 97 for Windows

Charts

  1. Inserting Chart
  2. Chart Objects

All Versions

Chart Types

  1. PowerPoint Chart Types
  2. Column Charts
  3. Bar Charts

Chart Elements

  1. Axes

Charting Tips

  1. 10 Tips for Cool PowerPoint Charts

3D Charts

  1. Z Axis in PowerPoint Charts: Pros and Cons

Advanced Techniques

  1. Column Charts with Background Fill
  2. Longer Axis Labels: Why Bar Charts Are Better Than Column Charts?
  3. Column or Bar Chart?
  4. Get More SmartArt Graphics

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Chart Basics

  1. Inserting Charts
  2. Chart Styles
  3. Chart Elements
  4. Changing Chart Types
  5. Changing Fill and Border of Charts
  6. Quick Layouts for Charts
  7. Animate Charts (links to Animations section)

Chart Area

  1. Chart Area
  2. Fill and Line Options for the Chart Area
  3. Chart Area: Font Options
  4. Size and Properties Options for Chart Area

Plot Area

  1. Plot Area
  2. Apply Fills
  3. Apply Solid Color Fills
  4. Apply Gradient Fills
  5. Apply Picture Fills
  6. Apply Texture Fills
  7. Apply Pattern Fills

Chart Gridlines

  1. Chart Gridlines
  2. More Chart Gridline Options

Chart Data

  1. Chart Data Table
  2. Data Table Options for Charts
  3. Edit Chart Data
  4. Adding and Deleting Chart Series and Categories
  5. Hiding Chart Series and Categories
  6. Change Order of Chart Data Series
  7. Switch Series and Categories for Charts
  8. Creating Charts Using Excel Data

Chart Data Labels

  1. Chart Data Labels
  2. Format Labels Options
  3. Format Number Options in Excel
  4. Format Number Options
  5. Other Options

Chart Title

  1. Chart Title

Chart Axes

  1. Axis Titles
  2. Set Minimum and Maximum Values on Value Axis
  3. Tick Marks on Chart Axes
  4. Change Major and Minor Units of Value Axis
  5. Changing Axis Labels
  6. Reposition and Hide Axis Labels
  7. Add Secondary Value Axis
  8. Crossed Axes

3D Charts

  1. Make 3D Columns Transparent for Charts
  2. Rotate 3D Charts
  3. Format Walls and Floor of 3D Charts

Chart Legend

  1. Format Chart Legend

Advanced Chart Techniques

  1. Adjust the Chart Gap Width
  2. Using the Invert if Negative Option for Charts
  3. Changing Color for Negative Data Series of Charts
  4. Vary Colors by Point Option for Charts
  5. Adjust the Chart Series Overlap
  6. Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts
  7. Picture Fills for Chart Series

Chart Templates

  1. Saving Chart Templates
  2. Where are Chart Templates Saved?

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