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Changing Pie Chart Colors and Textures

Here are ways to change pie chart colors and textures:
To fill series elements with specially designed colors or textures, click Inspector in


the toolbar, click the Chart inspector button, and then click Chart Colors. Choose a
fill type (for example, 3D Texture Fills) from the first pop-up menu, and choose a fill
collection (for example, Marble or Wood) from the second pop-up menu. Then do one
of the following:

To fill all the wedges, click Apply All. The first fill is applied to elements in the first


series, the second fill to elements in the second series, and so on.
To fill a single wedge, drag the fill to the wedge.


To adjust the opacity, stroke, shadow, and other graphical attributes of individual pie


wedges, select the wedge you want to change, click the Graphic inspector button, and
then make the adjustments you want.
When adjusting the opacity and fill, note that dragging the Opacity slider at the
bottom of the Graphic inspector changes the opacity of the chart as a whole. To
format only a selected series, select it, and then adjust the opacity of the color fill,
gradient fill, or tinted image fill, as needed. For more details, see “Adjusting Opacity” on
page 224 and “Filling Objects with Colors or Images” on page 225.

To learn how to

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Use one of your own images as a fill

“Filling an Object with an Image” on page 228

Change the look of the line around the pie or
a wedge

“Changing the Style of Borders” on page 221

Change the shadows

“Adding Shadows to Pie Charts and Wedges” on
page 157

Change the depth qualities of a 3D pie chart

“Adjusting Scene Settings for 3D Charts” on
page 162