Creating charts from data > Creating and editing charts in Layout mode > Changing the look of a chart
 

Changing the look of a chart

1. In the Chart Setup dialog box, click Styles in the Chart inspector.

Tip  You can double-click an existing chart in Layout mode to open the Chart Setup dialog box.

2. Do one or more of the following:

 

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Do this

Chart Style

Choose a style for data points.

Color Scheme

Choose a coordinated color theme for data points. If you choose Single color, choose a color for all data series in the chart.

Positive/Negative charts: You can choose a color for the positive data points and another color for the negative data points.

You can’t choose a specific color for each data point in a chart.

Chart Background

Choose a fill style and color for the background or choose Transparent for no fill. If you choose a gradient style, choose the colors you want to blend in the background.

Bubble Opacity
(Bubble charts only)

Drag the control to change the opacity of bubbles in the chart or enter a percentage for opacity.

Gridlines

Select Show major gridlines or Show minor gridlines and choose a color for the lines.

3. If you chose Show legend in the Chart area of the Chart inspector, you can change the following:

 

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Choose

Legend Position

Top, Bottom, Left, or Right to position the legend.

Background

A fill style for the background. If you choose a gradient style, choose the colors you want to blend in the background.

Border Style

A style, width, and color for the border around the legend. The width can be between 1 and 9 points. Or, choose No Border.

4. To change the format of text in your chart, do the following:

 

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Choose

Automatic

A font, style, and use the slider to set a relative text size for all chart text.

Custom

Fonts, sizes, and styles for the chart title, legend text, data points, and axis titles and labels.

Border Style

A style, width, and color for the border around the legend. The width can be between 1 and 9 points. Or, choose No Border.

5. To restore defaults for the displayed text settings, click Reset.

6. Click Print or Save as Layout (quick charts) or Done (Layout mode charts) to finish the chart. See Creating quick charts or Creating and editing charts in Layout mode.

Notes 

Axis label settings don’t apply to pie charts.

When you create a chart, FileMaker Pro uses the current layout theme to determine the chart’s color scheme, chart background, font, and legend format settings. If you save the chart on a layout and then later change the layout theme, the chart will retain the colors and format settings from the original theme. You can use the Chart Setup dialog box to change these settings manually.