Chart element


Element in a chart.

There are

  • Graphical chart elements, such as axes
  • Text chart elements, such as headings for axes


You specify which elementary chart elements are displayed in the chart, for example which axes, using the chart options in the Chart wizard. Data points or data series are automatically inserted in the chart. Chart elements such as the drawing surface appear automatically in the chart.

You can use the chart wizard to individually format every chart element such as changing the color. You can use chart element-specific formatting functions to insert additional chart elements in the chart depending on the chart type. An example of such a diagram element would be field indicators for a data series.