Chart.ChartWizard Method (PowerPoint)

Modifies the properties of the given chart. You can use this method to quickly format a chart without setting all the individual properties. This method is noninteractive, and it changes only the specified properties.

Syntax

expression. ChartWizard (Source, Gallery, Format, PlotBy, CategoryLabels, SeriesLabels, HasLegend, Title, CategoryTitle, ValueTitle, ExtraTitle)

expression A variable that represents a Chart object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Source Optional Variant The range that contains the source data for the new chart. If this argument is omitted, Word edits the active chart sheet or the selected chart on the active worksheet.
Gallery Optional Variant One of the xlChartType constants that specifies the chart type.
Format Optional Variant The option number for the built-in autoformats. Can be a number from 1 through 10, depending on the gallery type. If this argument is omitted, Word chooses a default value based on the gallery type and data source.
PlotBy Optional Variant Specifies whether the data for each series is in rows or columns. Can be one of the following xlRowCol constants: xlRows or xlColumns.
CategoryLabels Optional Variant An integer that specifies the number of rows or columns within the source range that contain category labels. Allowed values are from 0 (zero) through one less than the maximum number of the corresponding categories or series.
SeriesLabels Optional Variant An integer that specifies the number of rows or columns within the source range that contain series labels. Allowed values are from 0 (zero) through one less than the maximum number of the corresponding categories or series.
HasLegend Optional Variant True to include a legend.
Title Optional Variant The chart title text.
CategoryTitle Optional Variant The category axis title text.
ValueTitle Optional Variant The value axis title text.
ExtraTitle Optional Variant The series axis title for 3-D charts or the second value axis title for 2-D charts.

Remarks

If the Source parameter is omitted, and the selection is not a chart on the active document, this method fails and an error occurs.

Example

Note Although the following code applies to Word, you can readily modify it to apply to PowerPoint.

The following example reformats the first chart as a line chart, adds a legend, and adds category and value axis titles.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1).Chart 
    .ChartWizard _ 
        Gallery:=xlLine, _ 
        HasLegend:=True, _ 
        CategoryTitle:="Year", _ 
        ValueTitle:="Sales" 
End With

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