Change to a different chart type

For most 2-D charts, you can change the chart type of either a data series (data series: Related data points that are plotted in a chart. Each data series in a chart has a unique color or pattern and is represented in the chart legend. You can plot one or more data series in a chart. Pie charts have only one data series.) or the entire chart. For bubble charts, you can change only the type of the entire chart. For most 3-D charts, changing the chart type affects the entire chart. For 3-D bar and column charts, you can change a data series to the cone, cylinder, or pyramid chart type.

  1. In Microsoft PowerPoint, double-click the chart you want to change.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To change the chart type of a data series, click the data series in the chart.
    • To change the chart type of the entire chart, don't click anything in the chart.
  3. On the Chart menu, click Chart Type.
  4. On the Standard Types or Custom Types tab, click the chart type you want under Chart Type.
  5. In the Chart sub-type area, click the chart you want.
  6. To return to the slide, click outside the slide.

 Note   If you clear the Apply to selection check box, the chart type for the entire chart is changed even if a single data series is selected.

Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003