Format Bubble Dialog
The Format Bubble dialog appears when you double-click a bubble of a chart, or right-click it and select Format Bubble from the shortcut menu. It helps you to format the bubbles in a bubble chart, and consists of the following tabs:
Applies the changes and closes the dialog.
Does not retain any changes and closes the dialog.
Applies all changes and leaves the dialog open.
Displays the help document about this feature.
Specifies the general format of the bubble chart. See the tab.
Use 3-D Visual Effect
Specifies whether to apply a three-dimensional visual effect to these bubbles.
Cut Bubble Based on XY Area
Specifies whether to cut the bubbles when they are beyond the chart wall, which means the area formed by the X axis and Y axis. While, If the bubbles are beyond the chart paper, they will still be cut.
Specifies the color, fill effect and transparency of the bubbles. See the tab.
Specifies the color schema for all bubbles if the chart has no series field, or the selected bubbles in the same data series. To edit the color, select the color image and select a color from the color palette or input the hexadecimal value (for example, 0xff0000) of a color directly in the text box.
Specifies the transparency of the color schema.
Opens the Color List dialog to modify color pattern for bubbles in the same data series respectively.
Displays a preview sample of your selection.
Specifies the properties for border of the bubbles, which take effect only when the Border property on chart paper is set to true in the Report Inspector. See the tab.
Displays the type for border of the bubbles. The default value is solid, and cannot be changed.
Specifies the color for border of the bubbles.
Specifies the transparency for color of the border.
Specifies the line style to apply to border of the bubbles.
Specifies the thickness of the border, in pixels.
Specifies the ending style of the border line.
Ends unclosed sub paths and dash segments with no added decoration.
Ends unclosed sub paths and dash segments with a round decoration that has a radius equal to half of the width of the pen.
Ends unclosed sub paths and dash segments with a square projection that extends beyond the end of the segment to a distance equal to half of the line width.
Specifies the line joint style for the border line.
Joins path segments by extending their outside edges until they meet.
Joins path segments by rounding off the corner at a radius of half the line width.
Joins path segments by connecting the outer corners of their wide outlines with a straight segment.
Displays a preview sample of your selection.
Specifies the fill pattern of the border line.
- Outline Path
Specifies the fill pattern of the border line to be outline path.
- Fill Path
Specifies the fill pattern of the border line to be whole path.
Specifies the dash size of the border line.
- Auto Adjusted Dash
If selected, the dash size will be adjusted automatically.
- Fixed Dash Size
If selected, the dash size will be fixed size.
Specifies properties for data labels displayed on the bubbles. See the tab.
Static Data Label
Specifies properties of the static data labels. Not supported on bubble chart.
Specifies the font format of text in the data labels.
- Font list
Lists all the available font faces that can be selected to apply to the text.
- Font Size
Specifies the font size of the text.
- Font Color
Specifies the font color of the text.
Specifies the transparency of the text.
Specifies the rotation angle of the text around its center, in degrees. The default value is 0.
Specifies the gradient of the text.
Specifies the special effects of text in the data labels.
Specifies the font style of the text. It can be one of the following: plain, bold, italic, and bold italic.
Specifies the style of the horizontal line with which the text is struck through. It can be one of the following: none, thin line, bold line, and double lines.
Specifies the style of the horizontal line under the text. It can be one of the following: none, single, single lower, bold line, bold lower, double lines, bold double, patterned line, and bold patterned.
Raises the text above the baseline and changes the text to a smaller font size, if a smaller size is available.
Makes the text appear to be raised off the page in relief.
Displays the inner and outer borders of each character.
Lowers the text below the baseline and changes the text to a smaller font size, if a smaller size is available.
Makes the text appear to be imprinted or pressed into the page.
Adds a shadow beneath and to the right of the text.
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