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How to change the colors of a chart?

Discussion in 'Discuss Data Visualizations and Charting' started by SONJOE JOSEPH, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. SONJOE JOSEPH

    SONJOE JOSEPH Member

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    Dear All Excel Experts,

    I was just working on a Payoff chart...well the chart is fine and well to my expecations. The problem is i'm not able to change the colors as per my requirement. On the left side on the shaded part i want the colour "GREEN" and on the right side on the shaded part down i want "RED".

    Do help me out how to do it with proper explanations i can i do it myself. The working file is attached along with this message.

    Regards,

    Sonjoe Joseph.

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  2. Hui

    Hui Excel Ninja Staff Member

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  3. SONJOE JOSEPH

    SONJOE JOSEPH Member

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    Hui,

    How did u put the color as green and red. When i did my color has automatically come blue and brown. How to change the color Hui? Tell me how to do it?

    Regards,

    Sonjoe
  4. PCosta87

    PCosta87 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    After separating the positive and negative numbers in two series (2 columns) and making the chart (as Hui just demonstrated), it is only a matter of right-clicking the series (the blue or brown portions of your chart) and selecting a different color for it:
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  5. Hui

    Hui Excel Ninja Staff Member

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    Select the series
    Then click on the Color Fill Dropdown
    upload_2017-4-21_15-12-52.png

    Or

    Right Click on the Series
    Format Data Series
    Select The Fill Series and Select the color you want
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  6. Hui

    Hui Excel Ninja Staff Member

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    Excel Master Tip

    Right Click on Anything in Excel, Word etc to see what properties are available
  7. PCosta87

    PCosta87 Well-Known Member

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