PlotArea Object (PowerPoint)
Represents the plot area of a chart.
This is the area where your chart data is plotted. The plot area on a 2-D chart contains the data markers, gridlines, data labels, trendlines, and optional chart items placed in the chart area. The plot area on a 3-D chart contains all the above items plus the walls, floor, axes, axis titles, and tick-mark labels in the chart.
The plot area is surrounded by the chart area. The chart area on a 2-D chart contains the axes, the chart title, the axis titles, and the legend. The chart area on a 3-D chart contains the chart title and the legend. For information about formatting the chart area, see the ChartArea object.
Note Although the following code applies to Microsoft Word, you can readily modify it to apply to PowerPoint.
Use the PlotArea property to return a PlotArea object. The following example places a dashed border around the chart area of the first chart in the active document, and then places a dotted border around the plot area.
With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1) If .HasChart Then With .Chart .ChartArea.Border.LineStyle = xlDash .PlotArea.Border.LineStyle = xlDot End With End If End With