Move the slices in a doughnut or pie chart

The order in which Microsoft Excel plots 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.) in pie and doughnut charts is determined by the order of the data on the worksheet.

Example of rotated slices in pie chart

Use this procedure to "rotate" slices within the 360 degrees of the pie or doughnut circle.

  1. Click a data series in the pie or doughnut chart you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, click Selected Data Series, and then click the Options tab.
  3. In the Angle of first slice box, type a value between 0 (zero) and 360 to specify the angle at which you want the first slice to appear.
Applies to:
Excel 2003