How to change format for diagram shapes in Excel

Excel 365
The Format tab of the Drawing Tools toolbar provides a plenty of options for customizing a shape outline, background, and text settings. Also, you can change spacing and size for multiple shapes at once.

To change the format of the flowchart shape or the diagram shape, select it and then do one of the following:

  • When you select a shape, Excel appears a Drawing Tools toolbar:
    Drawing Tools toolbar in Excel 2016

    Under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Shape Styles group, click the dialog box launcher:

    Launch pad in Shape Styles group in Excel 2016
  • Right-click on the selected shape and choose Format Shape... in the popup menu:
    Format Shape popup in Excel 2016

    In the Format Shape pane, choose format options:

    Format Shape pane in Excel 2016

See also this tip in French: Comment modifier le format des formes de diagramme dans Excel.

Please, disable AdBlock and reload the page to continue

Today, 30% of our visitors use Ad-Block to block ads.We understand your pain with ads, but without ads, we won't be able to provide you with free content soon. If you need our content for work or study, please support our efforts and disable AdBlock for our site. As you will see, we have a lot of helpful information to share.