1 00:00:00,530 --> 00:00:03,460 In the chart and plot areas section of this stage, 2 00:00:03,460 --> 00:00:08,360 we showed how to change fill and border colors, or make them transparent. 3 00:00:08,360 --> 00:00:12,540 You can change different data series fill color as well, and their borders. 4 00:00:12,540 --> 00:00:14,720 Let's play around a bit with this. 5 00:00:14,720 --> 00:00:18,724 So I'm gonna select the series 6. 6 00:00:20,020 --> 00:00:24,740 And I wanna right-click it, and I'm going to say Format Data Series. 7 00:00:24,740 --> 00:00:27,744 You might have also noticed if I right-click, 8 00:00:27,744 --> 00:00:31,659 I can very quickly change the fill here to, let's say, red. 9 00:00:33,410 --> 00:00:35,706 Ctrl+Z to undo that. 10 00:00:35,706 --> 00:00:38,810 You can also change the outline, let's make it black. 11 00:00:40,460 --> 00:00:42,840 And you see now that there's a black border. 12 00:00:44,520 --> 00:00:49,508 But you can also do it by right-clicking and going down to the Format Data Series, 13 00:00:49,508 --> 00:00:51,473 which we have here on the right. 14 00:00:53,374 --> 00:00:57,706 And you can do gradients, you can put picture or texture fill, 15 00:00:57,706 --> 00:01:01,240 there's a lot of different options. 16 00:01:01,240 --> 00:01:05,030 How about we go back to our golfing friends, the seven dwarves? 17 00:01:05,030 --> 00:01:07,008 Let's make this data series black. 18 00:01:10,693 --> 00:01:14,000 And I wanna make it clear who got the best score. 19 00:01:14,000 --> 00:01:16,100 So I'm gonna make that green. 20 00:01:16,100 --> 00:01:21,050 So here I've selected a whole data series, but if I click again on this one 21 00:01:21,050 --> 00:01:26,200 data point, I can format just this piece of information. 22 00:01:27,320 --> 00:01:31,720 So you can see by selecting one data point in a data series, you can highlight and 23 00:01:31,720 --> 00:01:33,390 communicate more. 24 00:01:33,390 --> 00:01:35,750 You can also make data series transparent. 25 00:01:35,750 --> 00:01:39,240 I do this sometimes with white fills, where I make the fill white and 26 00:01:39,240 --> 00:01:41,090 then the outline black. 27 00:01:41,090 --> 00:01:42,242 So let's take a look at that. 28 00:01:44,996 --> 00:01:47,968 I'm going to do No Fill here. 29 00:01:51,327 --> 00:01:53,430 And then I'm gonna make the outline black. 30 00:01:56,100 --> 00:01:58,710 But I didn't wanna do it for just that data point. 31 00:01:58,710 --> 00:02:00,846 I wanted to do it for the whole data series. 32 00:02:00,846 --> 00:02:06,450 So Fill > No Fill > Outline > Black. 33 00:02:06,450 --> 00:02:10,650 Again, you can also make the border line different widths, and dash or 34 00:02:10,650 --> 00:02:11,630 compound styles. 35 00:02:12,920 --> 00:02:19,390 So I'm gonna select the whole data series, right-click, Format Data Series. 36 00:02:20,920 --> 00:02:23,580 Go over here on the left to the bucket section. 37 00:02:23,580 --> 00:02:26,053 The border, solid line. 38 00:02:26,053 --> 00:02:29,630 And I can do this, so 39 00:02:29,630 --> 00:02:34,270 it's a dash or two lines. 40 00:02:34,270 --> 00:02:35,840 It's really up to you. 41 00:02:35,840 --> 00:02:39,385 But remember, don't go too crazy, you wanna communicate the point 42 00:02:39,385 --> 00:02:43,552 you're trying to make, not create something beautiful that confuses people.