Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Changing Chart Types.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 2, 2014)
Excel makes changing chart types of an existing chart a breeze. You can change chart types by following these steps:
Figure 1. The Change Chart Type dialog box.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9747) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Changing Chart Types.
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