Creating picture charts

Excel makes it easy to incorporate a pattern, texture, or graphic file for elements in your chart. E.g., you can create funny burger sales chart for your colleagues.
The picture Chart in Excel 2013

To convert a data series to pictures, follow these steps:

    1.    Start with a column or bar chart (either standard or 3-D).

    2.    Select the data series. Do one of the following:

  • Right-click in the data series and choose Format Data Series... in the popup menu:
    popup data series in Excel 2010
  • Excel displays the Chart Tools, adding the Design and Format tabs:
    The Chart Tools in Excel 2013

    On the Format tab, in the Current Selection group, click the Format Selection icon:

    Format Selection in Excel 2013

    3.    On the Format Data Series task pane, in the Fill group, choose the Picture or texture fill option:

Format Data Series in Excel 2013

    4.    In the Insert picture from group, choose a way to insert picture.

You'll probably find that you need to play around with the settings to make your graphics work out the way you'd like.

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