How to Make a Striped Line on a Bar Graph in Excel on a Mac

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How to Make a Striped Line on a Bar Graph in Excel on a Mac
Change the appearance of your Excel bar chart. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

You can easily change a column on a bar graph from a solid colour to a striped pattern in Microsof Excel on your Mac. The steps are the same on a PC.

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  1. 1

    Double-click the Excel icon on the Dock or find the program in your Applications folder and double-click it. Open the Excel graph through the File menu. Alternatively, find the graph on your hard drive and double-click it.

  2. 2

    Click on the a bar in your graph and click the "Format" tab on your toolbar.

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    Click the down arrow on the "Shape Fill" button. Click "Texture" and then "More Textures." Click the circle by the label "Picture or texture fill." Click the "ClipArt" button. In the search box type "lines" (without quotes). Press "Enter." A selection of graphic lines will appear on your menu. Double-click one and hit the "Close" button. Your bar graph will appear striped.

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