Change the default chart type in Microsoft Graph

The default chart type for Microsoft Graph is a column chart. If you routinely create a different type of chart, such as a line chart, you can change the default chart type. If you already have a chart that has the chart type, items, and formatting you want, you can use that chart as the default chart type.

Change the default chart type

  1. On the Chart menu, click Chart Type.

  2. On the Standard Types or Custom Types tab, click the chart type you want.

    The Custom Types tab lists the current default chart type, the built-in custom chart types, and any custom chart types you've added. For more information about adding custom chart types, see Make your own chart types.

  3. Click Set As Default Chart, and then click Yes.

Use the selected chart as the default chart type

  1. On the Chart menu, click Chart Type.

  2. On the Custom Types tab, click Set As Default Chart, and then click Yes.

  3. If the Add Custom Chart Type dialog box appears, type a name in the Name box, type a description in the Description box, and then click OK.

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