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block chart has same colour for block, how to auto random the colours?

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    block chart has same colour for block, how to auto random the colours?

    Wanting to have a block chart but all the blocks are the same colour, how can i get it to show different colours automatically without having to alter each and everyone of them manually?

    I was able to do this with a piechart but the pie chart is not needed as it is not easy to read with my figures so wanting to use a block chart instead.

    i am using Excel 2002
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    Re: block chart has same colour for block, how to auto random the colours?

    Hi,

    Click the data series you want to change the colours for.

    On the Format menu, click Selected Data Series .Click the Options tab.

    Select "vary colours by point" check box.
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    Re: block chart has same colour for block, how to auto random the colours?

    Alternatively, select the chart, click Chart - Source data - tick "Series in - Rows"

    This will make each row of data an individual chart series that you can format any way you want.

    cheers,

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