GAPS AND CLUSTERS

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GAPS AND CLUSTERS

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You can customize the width between bars (gaps) to create a desired effect.

 

APPLIES TO: STACKED BAR, CLUSTER BAR, 100% STACKED BAR, WATERFALL CHARTS.

 

TO CHANGE BAR GAPS

Click the X axis. You will see a handle in between the bars which you can use to drag and drop the gap to your desired width. If you drag the gap past the right border of the adjacent bar, Mekko Graphics will add a placeholder bar to the chart.
 

You can also set the bar gap manually.

1.Click on the Bars/Series button in the Edit Chart Toolbar

2.Click on the Bars and Series Task Pane and click the Bars tab, Options subtab, and you can type in a value in a value to define as your bar gap.  

3.Enter a value to change your gap width from the automatic default width.
 

TO CHANGE BAR CLUSTERS  - CREATING A STACKED CLUSTER BAR CHART

You can use the Quick Launch to create a Stacked Cluster Bar, or you can change any stacked bar to a stacked cluster bar by editing the Cluster by: field.  

1.Go to the Format Bars and Series Task Pane, and click the Bars tab, Options subtab.

2.To change the cluster value, type in the number of bars in Cluster By: field.