Change the look of bars, wedges, and more in Pages on iPad
A data series is a set of related values in a chart—for example, all the bars of the same color in a bar chart, or a single line in a line chart.
You can emphasize trends in your chart by changing the appearance, position, or spacing of one or more of the data series.
Change colors and shadows in chart elements
You can change the look of a chart by adding colors, textures, shadows, and more. You can change the look of the entire chart, or change individual data series in the chart to differentiate them from other series. For bar charts, for example, you can fill the bars in each series with a different color or a color gradient, apply a different outline (stroke) style, and more. For scatter charts, you can change the symbol that represents each point and add connection lines between the points.
Note: You can’t change the look of a single data point in a series (a single bar in a bar chart, for example). All changes you make apply to every data point in the series.
Tap the chart.
Tap , then do one of the following:
Apply a coordinated color palette to all the data series in the chart: Tap Chart, then tap a thumbnail at the top of the Chart tab. All the colors in the chart change at once.
Apply colors, images, or textures to all the data series in the chart: Tap Style, tap General, then tap Chart Colors. Tap Colors, Images, or Textures, then tap a collection to apply it.
To change the look of one data series in the chart, tap Chart, tap Edit Series, then tap the series whose appearance you want to change. Tap Fill, then tap Preset, Color, Gradient, or Image and make your changes.
The changes affect only the selected data series. To change another series, tap All Series, tap a Series, then make changes.
Change the spacing in bar or column charts
You can set the amount of space between the columns or bars in a column, stacked column, bar, or stacked bar chart.
Tap the chart, tap , tap Style, then tap General.
To set the amount of space, drag the slider for Gaps Between Columns, Gaps Between Bars, or Gaps Between Sets, or tap a percentage and enter a new value.
Add rounded corners to bar, column, mixed, and two-axis charts
Tap the chart you want to change, tap , then tap Style.
To adjust the roundedness of the bars or columns, drag the Rounded Corners slider, or tap the percentage under Rounded Corners and enter a new value.
To round only the two outside corners of each bar or column (those farthest from the axis), turn on Outside Corners Only.
Change the depth of a 3D chart and the shape of series elements
You can change the chart depth, lighting style, bar shape, bevels, and rotation of 3D charts.
Tap the 3D chart to select it, tap , then tap Chart.
Swipe up to see the Depth slider (if you don’t see it), then do any of the following:
Adjust the depth: Drag the Depth slider to the right to make the chart appear deeper, or drag it to the left to make it appear less deep.
Change the shape of columns or bars: Tap Column Shape or Bar Shape, then tap either Rectangle or Cylinder.
Change the lighting style or rotation: Click the disclosure arrow next to 3D Scene, then use the controls to make adjustments.
Bevel the edges between series or wedges in 3D stacked and pie charts
You can increase the distinction between series in 3D stacked bar or column charts and 3D pie charts by beveling the edges where the series meet.
Tap the chart, then tap .
Tap Chart, then turn on Bevels.
The bevels control appears only when a 3D stacked bar chart, 3D stacked column chart, or 3D pie chart is selected.
Change the position of pie chart wedges or donut chart segments
Select the pie or donut chart.
Touch and hold the wedge or segment, then drag away from the chart’s center.
You can also move the Rotation Angle control to change the orientation of pie wedges or donut segments. See Move, resize, and rotate a chart in Pages on iPad.
Resize the center hole of a donut chart
Tap the donut chart to select it, then tap .
Tap Chart, then drag the Inner Radius slider, or tap the percentage below Inner Radius and enter a new value.
Add or change data symbols in line, scatter, and radar charts
You can change the symbols used to represent data in line, scatter, and radar charts.
Tap the chart to select it.
To change all the data symbols in the chart, tap , tap Style, tap General, tap Data Symbol, tap Data Symbol again, then choose a symbol, or choose None to remove symbols from the chart. Tap a color option from the six preset color choices at the top.
To change the look of data symbols for only one data series, tap to go back to the Format menu, tap Chart, then tap Edit Series.
Tap the series whose symbol you want to change, tap Data Symbol, then do any of the following:
Change the shape of data symbols: Tap Data Symbol, then choose a symbol, or choose None to remove symbols for this data series.
Change the size of data symbols: Tap next to Size, or set the size to Auto for automatic sizing.
Change the color of data symbols: Tap Color in the Fill section, then tap to select Preset, Color, Gradient, or Image fill. (You can only change the fill color for some data symbols.)
Tap Use Series Stroke Color to revert to presets.
Change the outline of data symbols: Turn on Stroke to add an outline, then change the style, color, and weight.
Change the grid style of radar charts
You can change the shape of the grid on a radar chart and choose whether the series have a fill or stroke.
Tap the chart to select it, tap , then tap Chart.
Do any of the following:
Change the grid shape: Use the options below Grid Shape to choose whether you want the grid to be straight or curved.
Change the fill and stroke: Use the options below Style to choose whether you want all series to have a color fill, a stroke along the edge, or both.
If you can’t edit a chart, you may need to unlock it.