Use a picture in a chart

You can use an image — for example, a bitmap — for certain types of data markers, the chart area, the plot area, or the legend in 2-D and 3-D charts, or the walls and floor in 3-D charts.

With this procedure, you can use a picture for the data markers in column, bar, area, bubble, 3-D line, and filled radar charts.

  1. Click the chart item that you want to use a picture for.

  2. Click the arrow next to Fill Color Button image , click Fill Effects, and then click the Picture tab.

  3. To specify a picture, click Select Picture.

  4. In the Look in box, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the picture, and then double-click the picture you want.

  5. On the Picture tab, select the options you want.

Note: The Fill Effects command is not available for 2-D line, scatter, or unfilled radar chart markers. To use a picture for data markers in these chart types, select the picture in a picture editing program, click Copy (Edit menu), switch to Microsoft Graph or double-click the Microsoft Graph chart, click the data series, and then click Paste (Edit menu).

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