Chart Help Please!

Hello all,

I have a very simple chart...

The data looks like this:

A           B

Data1    3.65
Data2    7.00

The data charts fine and looks good but right now the bar for Data1
and Data2 are the same color. is there a way to have the bar for data1
one color while data2 is a different color?

Thank you all for you excellent help!!
11/28/2009 7:32:02 PM
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In 2003

Select the series and Format Data Series>Options>Vary colors by point.

In 2007

Select the series and Format>Date Series>Fill>Vary colors by point.

Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP

On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 11:32:02 -0800 (PST), Shhhh <>

>Hello all,
>I have a very simple chart...
>The data looks like this:
>A           B
>Data1    3.65
>Data2    7.00
>The data charts fine and looks good but right now the bar for Data1
>and Data2 are the same color. is there a way to have the bar for data1
>one color while data2 is a different color?
>Thank you all for you excellent help!!

11/28/2009 8:03:18 PM
On 28/11/2009 19:32, Shhhh wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a very simple chart...
> The data looks like this:
> A           B
> Data1    3.65
> Data2    7.00
> The data charts fine and looks good but right now the bar for Data1
> and Data2 are the same color. is there a way to have the bar for data1
> one color while data2 is a different color?
> Thank you all for you excellent help!!

Depending on what version of Excel you have, but in Excel 2007.

Right click on the data bar within your chart and select Format Data 
Series/Fill/check Solid Fill and select your chosen colour from the 
drop-down list.

It should work similarly with Excel 2003.
11/28/2009 8:09:32 PM

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