The Format chart panel is used to style the chart. To open the Format chart panel click any of the options in Format chart menu.


Here we see the Format chart menu, click any of these options to open the full panel.



Here we see the Format chart panel. The panel can be moved on the screen by “drag and drop”.


 

Tip 1: You can also open the Style panel by right clicking in the chart as shown in the image below. Depending on where in the chart you right click the context menu shows the relevant options only which makes it easier to directly find the relevant styling options.


Here we see that short cuts to the styling menu appear when right clicking in the chart. 

 

 

Tip 2: the most commonly used formatting options are available as toggle short cuts just next to the Format chart menu (see the image below). If you don’t find what you are looking for in the short cuts menu use the Format chart panel to get access to all the formatting settings.

Here we see the short cuts with the most used options. For the full set of formatting functionality you have to open the Format chart panel.


Below you can read more about the options that are available in the Styles panel.


Data values
Here you select if the Data values shall be displayed or not and the styling of these.


Base size
Here you select if the Base size shall be displayed or not. If the result is weighted you can also select to show the weighted or the unweighted base size.


Scale
Here you select the Min and Max scale in the chart, by leaving the fields empty the scale will automatically be adjusted to the result in the chart.


The scale steps can also be defined, by default these are set to Auto which means that these are calculated automatically based on the size of the chart and the defined min and max scale.


Note: the defined min and max scale cannot always be achieved as systems also must be considered the defined scale steps when rendering the chart, if the max scale for example is set to 28 and the scale steps to 10 the max scale will become 30.


Axis text
Here you select if the axis texts will be displayed or not and also the styling of the texts.


Axis lines
Here you select if the axis lines will be displayed or not and also the styling of lines.


Grid lines
Here you select if gridlines will be displayed or not and also the styling of the grid lines.


Series color source
Here you select the color of the series in the chart. A smart coloring logic is applied by default so the colors of the series come from either the questions, answers or the filter splits depending on what is displayed in the chart and where (axis or legend) each item is positioned.


By turning off the smart coloring logic you can select which color source you want to apply or select a single color which is set for all series.


Note: The colors connected to each question, answer and filter split cannot be adjusted in the StoryCreator, it can only be adjusted by the Administration as these colors effect all the reports in the current project.


Here we see the option for tuning off the Smart coloring logic which makes it possible to set an own color source.

 

 

Legend
Here you select the position and style of the legend. You can also select to remove the legend form the chart.


Filter text
Here you select the style of Filter text in the chart, you can also select to hide the filter text.

This panel appears only when Filters are applied to the chart.


Background
Here you select the color of the chart background and the grid area. If “No background color” is applied to the grid area the grid area gets the same color as the chart background.


Series line and markers
Here you define the line width and the line style (solid, dotted, dashed etc.) in line, spline and area charts. You can also apply markers to the chart.

This panel appears only when the selected chart type is a line, spline or area chart.


Bar and Column size
Here you define the width of columns and bars. You can define the space between groups of columns/bars and also the space within a group of columns/bars.

This panel appears only when the selected chart type is a bar or column.


Donut
Here you define the inner radius of the Donut chart, the hole in the center of the chart.

This panel appears only when the selected chart type is a Donut.


Font
Here you select the font to be applied to the chart, all labels in the chart are affected by this selection.


Chart title and Footer
Here you can add, and style, a title and a footer to the chart.


Here we see an example of a chart title.