How to change default chart

Excel 365 2016 2013 2010
When Excel is installed, the default chart is a 2-D Column chart but you can easily change the default chart type.

To do this, follow next steps:

   1.   Select an existing chart. On the Design tab, in the Type group, click the Change Chart Type button:

Type in Excel 2007

If you do not have an existing chart in your workbook, click the dialog box launcher on the Insert tab, in the Charts group:

Charts in Excel 2007

   2.   Select the chart subtype that you want to create.

   3.   In the lower-left of the dialog box, click Set as Default Chart:

Default Chart in Excel 2007

After you go through this procedure, you can press F11 or Alt+F1 to create the selected chart type instead of the column chart. You can define a custom template as the default chart with custom colors, effects, and settings. For more details, see How to change the default colors that excel uses for chart series.

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