Create A Chart Format Template3:09 with Michael Watson
Learn how to create a format template for your charts, and share that template with friends.
If you have a particular design that you like working with and 0:00 are consistently having to change the colors or the layouts of your art 0:03 to something that you regularly use, it's probably a good time to create a template. 0:07 Let's tweak our gym network line chart a bit to something I like. 0:13 So first of all, I am gonna change the title here to Gym Network. 0:18 And I want it to be bold and I want it to be a little bit bigger. 0:24 So lets do 20. 0:29 And how about we make it, Black text. 0:31 Okay, next lets make the y-axis numbers larger. 0:40 And let's also make those black. 0:45 And let's make the x axis numbers larger too. 0:47 Let's just do the data series here. 0:55 Let's make them bold. 1:00 Okay, I also want to change this line color. 1:01 I'll make it black and I'll make this one, A different color. 1:05 How about one of these dark grays. 1:13 I'll leave that one gray. 1:18 I'll make this one, But I'm gonna make it a dotted line. 1:19 And this orange one I will also make black but with a compound style. 1:30 And I'll leave that blue one there. 1:39 And I'll just make this thick. 1:45 So I've changed the styling quite a bit. 1:48 And I know that I'm gonna use this style repeatedly, so 1:51 I'm gonna make a template out of it. 1:54 So how do we do that? 1:55 Well, we right click the chart area, and select, Save As Template. 1:56 And I will call this DataVis, save. 2:03 So now we have a template saved. 2:08 And if I go here to design and change this back to what it was before, 2:10 I can then I can then select, Templates. 2:17 And there it is. 2:27 And look, it automatically updates the styling. 2:29 Templates can save you a lot of time. 2:32 They can also be used to provide a consistent look and 2:35 feel that matches your company branding. 2:37 So how do you share a template? 2:40 Well, when you created the template, it stored a local file on your machine. 2:42 So all you need to do is find that file in your machine. 2:47 Mine happens to be right here. 2:52 Remember, we saved the DataVis template. 2:55 So you could attach this file as part of your email. 2:58 You can put it on a disk and give it to a friend, but 3:02 then they can add it to their templates folder. 3:03 And there you go. 3:06 That's how you share a template. 3:07
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