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I am drawing graphs for a paper that supports only black and white graphs. I need to show more than 3 histograms and want to have different patterns on them like hash, dotted, double hashed etc instead of different colors in the legend.

I am using MS Excel 2007.

I tried but dont find a way except for the option available in design tab that I find when I double click on the chart area( These are shades of grey color and I want patterns like hashing, dots etc). Thanks in advance,

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use the shades of gray style and manually change each bar you want to have a pattern:

  1. righ-click on the bar
  2. choose Format data series
  3. choose Fill in the left column of the dialog box
  4. choose Pattern fill in the right column
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