Series.PlotOrder property (PowerPoint)

Returns or sets the plot order for the selected series within the chart group. Read/write Long.



expression A variable that represents a Chart object.


You can set plot order only within a chart group (you cannot set the plot order for the entire chart if you have more than one chart type). A chart group is a collection of series with the same chart type.

Changing the plot order of one series will cause the plot orders of the other series in the chart group to be adjusted, as necessary.



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

The following example makes series two for the first chart in the active document appear third in the plot order. You should run the example on a 2D column chart that contains three or more series.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1)

    If .HasChart Then

        .Chart.ChartGroups(1).SeriesCollection(2).PlotOrder = 3

    End If

End With

See also

Series Object

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