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
In the given example:
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 colours and maximum 16. Please define your colours in RGB codes.
For multiple colour schemes make sure to specify names of colour schemes and which one is the company default.
Define style, width and colour of grid lines
Example: Solid line, 0,25 pt., RGB: 0:0:0
Tick marks and axis line
Define tick marks and axis lines
Consider the following:
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 spacing of data entries
Data series in line charts