We strongly advise that you only use Microsoft Office standard fonts.
Define font type and size for the following (if part of your design):
- Axis titles
- X- and X-axis
- Data labels
Title: Verdana 9, Bold, All caps
Axis titles: Verdana 7, Bold, etc.
Define font colors with RGB Codes:
Title: RGB 64:64:64
Axis titles: RGB 121:119:102
Define Colors of the data series - For best practice, we recommend a minimum of eight colors and maximum 16.
Please define your colors in RGB codes. For multiple color schemes make sure to specify names of color schemes and which one is the company default.
Define style, width and colour of grid lines
Solid line, 0,25 pt., RGB: 0:0:0
Tick marks and axis line
Consider the following: Define tick marks and axis lines
- Line type (solid, dash etc.)
- Width (define in pt)
- Colour (define in RGB)
- Tick marks (minor, major), (inside, outside, cross)
Spacing in bar- and column chart
Define gap width and series overlap in bar and column charts with percentages:
Spacing in doughnut charts
For some types of charts, you will need to define the spacing of data entries
- Doughnut Hole Size
- Doughnut Explosion
Data series in line charts