Indezine Logo

  This is the print version of this page. All content is copyright Indezine.com 2000-2021.



Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn about formatting fonts within charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. You can change font, font size, and other formatting attributes within PowerPoint charts.


Author:

Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher



Learn PowerPoint

Presentation Management 15: Culture of Presentation Management



Even though charts are a visual medium, they still contain plenty of text in the form of data labels, titles, legend, axis labels, etc. Whenever you insert a new chart in PowerPoint, colors and fonts based on the active Theme of the presentation are used.

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how you can change the font and use other text options for charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows:

  1. Select the chart that you want to edit. If you don’t have a chart on your slide, insert a chart and select it.
  2. When you select the chart, you'll find that the entire chart area gets selected. If you want to change the font and other text options only for a chart element, then you have to select that particular element by clicking on it. Alternatively, you can select any chart element from the contextual Chart Tools Format tab of the Ribbon and change the font and other text options. For now, click on the Horizontal Category Axis within your chart to select it, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1, below.
  3. Horizontal Category Axis selected
    Figure 1: Horizontal Category Axis selected
  4. Contextual Tabs

  5. The Chart Tools and Format tabs are contextual tabs. Contextual tabs are special tabs in the Ribbon that are not visible all the time. They only make an appearance when you are working with a particular slide object which can be edited using special options.
  6. Thereafter, choose any of these two options to change font and text formatting:
    1. Access the Home tab of the Ribbon and select the required options within the Font group, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below.
    2. Font group within the Home tab of the Ribbon
      Figure 2: Font group within Home tab of the Ribbon
    3. Carefully right-click on the Horizontal Category Axis and from the contextual menu that comes up, select the Font option as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3.
    4. Font option selected
      Figure 3: Font option selected
    5. Doing so will open the multi-tabbed Font dialog box that you can see in Figure 4, below. Make sure that the Font tab is selected, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4. Some options within the Font group as shown in Figure 2, earlier on this page are not included in the Font dialog box. Primarily, the option to add shadow to text is missing.
    6. Font dialog box
      Figure 4: Font dialog box
  7. After making required changes to text on the Horizontal Category Axis, click the OK button to get back to your slide. Save your presentation.

See Also:

Advanced Chart Techniques: Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts (Glossary Page)

Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts in PowerPoint 2003 and 2002 for Windows

You May Also Like: To Close More Deals/Make More Sales–Avoid These Presentation Mistakes | Apple Cider PowerPoint Templates


Popular Posts

Creating Slide Backgrounds in Photoshop for PowerPoint
Learn how to create slide backgrounds for PowerPoint in Photoshop.

Formatting Arrows (Arrowheads) in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Learn how to format arrowheads for lines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2013
Learn how to create a semi-circle in PowerPoint 2013.

Apply Two or More Animations to One Object at the Same Time in PowerPoint
Apply multiple animations to one slide object in PowerPoint, and make all animations play together.



Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

You get 8 shape types plus lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each of these 8 shape types have 10 variants. So you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

Buy and Download for $99+ (83 MB)

This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at Changing Fonts and Other Text Options for Charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Advertise | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2021, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.