How to change format for diagram shapes in Excel

Excel 2016
The Format tab of the Drawing Tools toolbar provides a plenty of options for customization of a shape outline, background and text settings. Also, you can change spacing and size for multiple shapes at once.

To change 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 launch pad:

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

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