PlotArea.InsideLeft property (PowerPoint)

Returns or sets the distance, in points, from the chart edge to the inside left edge of the plot area. Read/write Double.



expression A variable that represents a 'PlotArea' object.


The plot area used for this measurement does not include the axis labels. The Left property for the plot area uses the bounding rectangle that includes the axis labels.



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

The following example draws a dotted rectangle around the inside of the plot area for the first chart in the active document.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1)
    If .HasChart Then
        With .Chart
            Set pa = .PlotArea
            With .Shapes.AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, _
                    pa.InsideLeft, pa.InsideTop, _
                    pa.InsideWidth, pa.InsideHeight)

                .Fill.Transparency = 1
                .Line.DashStyle = msoLineDashDot
            End With
        End With
    End If
End With

See also

PlotArea Object

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