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Excel Chart Accent Colors

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#1 Carlton Seymour

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 09:27 AM

Is it possible to increase a charts accent colors to 8 or 10 instead of the standard six.  I wanted to change the default colors and needed eight colors but realized there are only six accent colors.





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Posted 20 September 2015 - 11:49 AM

Hi Carlton,


Unfortunately there can only be 6 accent colors in any given theme. If your chart has more than 6 series, it will automatically use lighter shades of the 6 accent colors for additional series.


You can work around this by manually setting the colors of the series in your charts. This allows you to set any colors you like for your chart elements, although it might be a laborious task if you need to do this often.


You can see how to set the color of a chart series in the video lesson: Essential Skills Lesson 5-20 Highlight specific data points with color and annotations.

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:05 AM

Thanks Jonathan





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