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Overview of formatting

The following types of formatting changes are available for most charts:

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Laying out and formatting the chart area. Change the background color or outline of different chart areas or modify the padding between chart areas.
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Formatting numbers, dates, and times. Customize the appearance of dates and numbers in a chart, and add a prefix or suffix to numbers.
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Formatting the chart plot, title, and legend areas. Add color, an outline, and a shadow to highlight the plot, title, or legend.
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Formatting an axis. Adjust the line style of an axis, and modify the text style, position, coloring, or outline of axis labels or titles.
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Formatting a series. Change the type of a series, such as line or bar, the color or style of the series markers, and the attributes specific to each series type.

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