2D Bar Chart

A 2-dimensional Bar Chart can have this appearance:

2DBarChart

You define this appearance - or its alternatives - on the Appearance page of the element Properties dialog, after having set the Type field on the Source page to 2D Bar. Each change in setting is immediately illustrated by an example Chart on the Appearance page.

Access     Double-click on Chart element | Chart Details | Appearance

Define 2D Bar Chart Appearance

Field

Action

See also

Category

Click on the drop down arrow and select the Bar Chart category:
 

Column (the default, as illustrated above) or
Horizontal Bar
 
barchart

 

 

Type

Click on the drop down arrow and select how the object Type is represented:

As a Cluster of columns (the default, illustrated above) with each property represented by a column or bar in the cluster
As a Stack, where each object is represented by a single column or bar and each property is represented by a segment of that bar; the bars are different lengths, depending on the sum of the values of the segments
As a 100% Stack, where the single bars or columns are of equal lengths (100%) and the segments represent the percentage contribution of each property
 
PercentStack

 
This option is grayed out if the Group By properties field on the Chart Details | Details page has no value. The Chart then displays as a simple column or horizontal bar for each object.

 

 

Gradient

Click on the drop down arrow and select the direction of the color gradient in each bar:

Solid Color (no color gradient)
Horizontal (color fades from bottom to top)
Vertical (color fades from left to right)
Pipe (the default, as shown above; color fades from edges to center)
Bevel (each bar appears raised, with color shading)
 
Bevel
 

 

Transparency

Click on the slider and drag it across until the illustration shows the degree of transparency you require.

The left extreme (no transparency) sets the bars to full fill color (as shown above); the right extreme (full transparency) sets the bars to colored edges and no fill.
 

Bartransparent

 

 

Show Data Labels

This checkbox defaults to selected, to display the column or segment values as a framed label (as shown above).

Deselect the checkbox to hide the labels (as shown for the Gradient, Type and Transparency fields).

 

 

Display Shadow

This checkbox defaults to selected, to display the column or bar with a gray shadow (as shown above).

Deselect the checkbox to omit the shadow. (At a transparency of approximately 50% through to 100% the bars do not have a shadow either.)

 

 

Display Legend

Select this checkbox to show the meaning of the Chart bars, columns or segments as a legend to the right of the diagram.

Deselect the checkbox to hide the legend.

 

 

Label Position

If Show Data Labels is selected, click on the drop down arrow and select the position in which to display the labels relative to the column, bar or segment:

Center - the label is shown in the center of the column, bar or segment
Inside End - the label is shown inside the top of the column or segment, or at the right end of the bar
Inside Base - the label is shown inside the base of the column or segment, or at the left end of the bar
Outside End - the label is shown off the end of the column, bar or segment and linked to it by a line (the default, as shown above)
 

The first three options are illustrated in this composite picture:
 

Endsegment

 

 

OK

Click on this button to apply the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

Cancel

Click on this button to abort the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

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