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Quick Layouts for Charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to apply preset Quick Layouts to your charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Windows 7 and higher

While working with charts in your presentation, you may want to move the location of the legend, or you may need to add a Data Table. Or perhaps the default layout doesn't work well for you. If you find any of these scenarios familiar, you can always choose from different layouts for your charts using the pre-defined Chart Quick Layouts feature. This essentially is a collection of some pre-arranged layouts containing various chart elements. With just a couple of clicks, you can change the entire look of your chart, as explained in this tutorial.

Insert a chart, and then follow these steps to apply a Chart Quick Layout to your chart in PowerPoint 2013:

  1. Select the chart to which you want to apply a Quick Layout, as shown in Figure 1. Then access the Chart Tools Design contextual tab of the Ribbon (shown highlighted in red within Figure 1).

    Chart Tools Design contextual tab of the Ribbon
    Figure 1: Chart Tools Design contextual tab of the Ribbon
  2. Within the Chart Tools Design contextual tab, click the Quick Layout button (highlighted in blue within Figure 1, above). This opens the Quick Layouts drop-down gallery, as shown in Figure 2.

    Quick Layouts drop-down gallery
    Figure 2: Quick Layouts drop-down gallery
  3. Within this gallery, hover your mouse cursor over various chart layout preview thumbnails to see their Live Preview on the selected chart, in Figure 3 you can see the Layout 7 being hovered. Once you find a suitable chart layout, click on its preview thumbnail to apply that layout to the chart.

    New layout being selected within the Quick Layouts gallery
    Figure 3: New layout being selected within the Quick Layouts gallery
  4. This will apply the selected Quick Layout to your chart, as shown in Figure 4 (compare Figures 1 and 4).

    New chart layout applied to the selected chart
    Figure 4: New chart layout applied to the selected chart

    Note: Even if none of the layouts match exactly what you need, you can apply a layout that's closest to your requirement, and then make a few extra changes.
  5. Save your presentation.

See Also: Quick Layouts for Charts in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

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