CHART COLORS

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CHART COLORS

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Mekko Graphics can automatically color each series of data in the default standard order. Our Multicolor option offers a default multiple color option or you have the option to choose a different theme.

APPLIES TO: ALL CHARTS

TO CHANGE THE COLOR/SHADING OPTIONS FOR YOUR CHART:

1.Right-click in the white space of the chart to access the Format Chart Context Menu and choose the Color Palettes drop-down menu.  

2.You may also select your choice from the Color dropdown from the Edit Chart toolbar or Format Chart Task Pane

3.Choose your desired color shading option.

Note: To change your default color definitions for Multicolor or No Shading (one color), or to create your own custom palettes, use our Preference Manager.  If you wish to change the colors for a specific series or segment, please see Colors.

 

COLORING MODE:

You can control whether your colors appear according to your defined multicolor palette before you sort your series, or apply your multicolor palette after you sort your series. You can sort:

By Series Before Sort - the multicolor draw order is applied before the sort is applied.

By Series After Sort - the multicolor draw order is applied after the sort is applied.

By Bars - the multicolor draw order is applied by bar, so every segment in a bar is the same color.

By Segments - each segment inherits a unique color according the multicolor draw order.

For Bubble charts, you can also group your charts by color.

 

RESET COLORS:

If you wish to reset you chart to the default colors defined in the Preference Manager, you can choose Reset Colors from the Color drop down menu in the Edit Chart Toolbar. Reset Colors returns all custom colors for all elements in your chart back to their default colors.

 

CLEAR RECENT COLORS:

If your desired color is not in the palette you have chosen, you can always create a custom color. Custom colors remain in your color selection palette unless you clear them. You may wish to do this to enforce company brands or standards for color. To clear custom colors from your palette, go to the Color dropdown menu in the Edit Chart Toolbar and choose Clear Recent Colors.

 

APPLY OFFICE THEME COLORS:

Applies the colors and draw order associated with the current Office theme.

 

SAVE CHART THEME TO FILE:

Takes the theme associated with the current chart and saves it an .xml file