How to modify a pie chart
When you create a pie chart for the first time, the one you will see on the screen will be of default design and colors.
To customize the chart to your liking, Excel has plenty of options that can help you do so.
The first and easiest thing you can do is change the chart style.
To do so, select the subject chart (you will see white circles on its corners and sides when selected).
After the chart is selected, two new tabs will appear on the ribbon.
The ‘Chart Design’ and the ‘Format’ tab.
Go to the Chart Design tab > Charts Styles.
A charts group will appear that shows different chart styles to give a new look to your chart. Scroll through them to see which one meets your liking.
We have applied a random chart style, and here’s what the chart looks like.
To change your chart’s color, go to the change colors option on the left of the chart styles. 🌈
This launches a menu of colors, and you can apply a variety of color palettes to your chart.
Here’s how it looks in tones of blue.
You can also add data labels to your chart.
Click anywhere on the chart area. You’ll see a plus sign (chart element) at the top-right corner of the chart area.
Click on it and check the box for Data labels.
This adds data labels to each slice of the Pie Chart, as shown below.