After you create a chart, you can modify the way it looks. You can modify a chart by including a grid, adding a shadow, modifying the spacing of elements, and changing the opacity.
Create a chart by sending statistics to the Chart window pane.
See Creating Charts.
In the local toolbar of the Chart window pane, click Edit Style. The Chart Style Editor opens, displaying a new chart file (with an .mcchart file extension). This file is stored by default in a subfolder named "My Chart Styles" (which is generated for you and placed in your Documents folder). By default, the chart file is named after the type of graph that you have selected (e.g., Pie.mcchart).
Note: In some operating systems, the folder is called "My Documents" instead of "Documents."
- If you want to change the kind of chart being modified, select the Type tab. Then choose a new chart type from the list.
On the Option tab, do any of the following.add/remove a grid
Some kinds of charts (such as bars and lines) are displayed by default with a grid, which helps to see the placement of values.
add/remove a shadow
- Click in the Draw Grid box to add or remove the check mark.
By default, elements in charts are displayed with shadows behind them to give the feeling of depth.
change the spacing of elements
- Click in the Draw Shadow box to add or remove the check mark.
You can change the width of certain chart elements (such as bars), making them thinner or wider.
change the opacity of elements
- Drag the Element Spacing bar to change the width. Moving the bar to the left makes the element thinner, whereas moving the bar to the right makes the element wider.
You can change how transparent or solid the chart elements look.
- Drag the Element Opacity bar to the left or right. Moving the bar to the left makes the element more transparent, whereas moving the bar to the right makes the element more solid.
Click to save your work.m