3D Bar Chart

A 3-dimensional Bar Chart can have this appearance:

3Dbarchart

 

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 3D Bar. Each change in setting is immediately illustrated by an example Chart on the Appearance page.

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

Define 3D 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
 
Bar3D

 

 

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)
Bevel (color shading from the edges to the center of each face)
Pipe (the default, as shown above; color fades from edges to center)
 
Bevel3D

 

 

Type

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

As a Cluster of columns (the default) with each property represented by a column or bar in the cluster
 
Cluster3D
 
As a Stack (illustrated above) 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
 
Stack100
 

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.

 

 

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.
 

3DTranspar
 

 

Label Position

Click on the drop down arrow and select the position in which to display the default data 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 bar or segment
Inside Base - the label is shown inside the base of the bar or segment
Outside End - the label is shown off the end of the bar or segment (the default)
 

The first option is illustrated in the Show Data Labels description, below; the other three options are illustrated in this composite picture:
 

3dStackEnd

 

 

Show Data Labels

This checkbox defaults to selected, to display the column or segment values as a framed label:
 

Label3d
 

Deselect the checkbox to hide the labels.

 

 

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.

 

 

Fill Walls and Floor

Select this checkbox to add darker shading to the end and back walls of the Chart, to provide contrast.

Clear the checkbox to leave the walls pale.
 

 

Thick Walls

If the Fill Walls and Floor checkbox is selected, this checkbox is enabled.

Leave the checkbox unselected to leave the walls and floor as open, 2-dimensional lines (as illustrated above).

Select this check box to show the walls and floor of the Chart as closed, 3-dimensional blocks.
 

Thick Walls

 

 

PosnDial

Click on the arrows on this dial to alter the perspective of the reader in viewing the Chart.

The rotating arrow at the center returns the Chart to its default position (viewed from the upper right front of the Chart); the remaining arrow descriptions identify changes from this position
The small top arrow flattens the Chart, as if you were looking at it from higher up and further out
The left-pointing arrow rotates the Chart by increments anti-clockwise around the vertical axis, so that you can swing the y-axis of the Chart around to the right of the Chart and back; the end of the Chart pointing 'into' the screen has the end wall visible
The right-pointing arrow rotates the Chart in a clockwise direction around the vertical axis
The upward broad arrow swings the left rear corner of the Chart out of the screen (from the default position, only one move)
The downward broad arrow swings the left rear corner of the Chart into the screen in several increments
The small bottom arrow swings the base of the Chart around 'out of the screen', as if you were looking at it from further out and lower down; ultimately, you see the Chart from the base
 

 

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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