Right-click within an existing bar chart and select Bar Chart Options.
Check this box to draw bars stacked from bottom to top.
Leave this box unchecked to draw bars side-by-side.
Check this box to draw the amplitude of each bar near the top of the bar.
Check this box to draw the amplitudes of each bar as a percentage of the total count for the given data set. Check the "For ALL data sets" box if you instead want a percentage of the total count for all data sets.
Labels outside bars
Check this box to draw labels (selected above) above the top of each bar, rather than on the bar.
Bars span intervals in X (1 data set only)
Check this box if your data values are unevenly-spaced on the X axis and you want the bars to extend from the given X to the X value for the next point. In this case the last data point in a set is ignored, other than to define the boundary for the bar associated with the next-to-last point. This option overrides the Bar width slider setting, and is ignored if the bar chart has more than one data set.
Unique colors for each bar (1 data set only)
Check this box to use a different color for each bar. The color assigned to curve #1 (with the Colors command) is used for the first bar, and in general the color assigned to curve N is used for the Nth bar. This option is ignored if the bar chart has more than one data set.
Base of bars at minimum Y extent
If checked, bars are drawn with the base at the lower extent of the graph.
If unchecked, bars are drawn with the base at Y=0:
This option is ignored if “Stacked bars” is checked.
No black border on filled bars
If checked, only the filled area of the bars is drawn; there will be no border around the bars. This option is ignored if “Outline extremes only” is checked.
Outline extremes only (1 data set only)
If checked, vertical edges between adjacent bars are not drawn. If this option is selected then “No black border...” is ignored. This option is only valid for a single data set, and is ignored if “Unique colors for each bar” is checked or if either the bar width or group width (see below) is less than 100.
Shaded bars (solid fill pattern only)
For solid bars, shades the interior as if the bars are cylindrical.
Check this box to draw horizontal bars.
Bar width and Group Width
These values control the width of the bars and the space between bars with the same ordinate. Use 100% to fill the space between input X values.
Bar width=75%, Group width=100%:
Bar width=100%, Group width=75%:
Bar width=75%, Group width=75%:
“Hollow” bars will be outlined using the color associated with the data. All other fill styles will be outlined in black (subject to the "No black border" and "Outline extremes" settings), with the interior filled with the selected pattern in that same color.
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