How to Change Markers on Excel Graph

In this Excel tutorial, you will learn one easy trick. You will learn how to change the color of the markers on your chart. You may need this to customize your chart.

Preparing to change data points

In Microsoft Excel, markers are symbols used to identify individual data points on a graph. To change the markers on a graph in Excel, follow these steps:

1. Consider the data set with a chart window.

example chart

2. Right-click on the marker to bring up a dropdown menu. Then select the Format Data Series option.

format markers

3. A window will appear like this below.

format data series

Changing markers color

4. From the left side, select Marker Fill and then Solid Fill from the color palette. Select the new color of the marker.

solid fill markers

You can choose from a variety of marker shapes, such as squares, diamonds, or circles.

If desired, you can format the markers by right-clicking on the markers and choosing "Format Data Point" from the context menu. In the "Format Data Point" dialog box, you can adjust the size, color, and border of the markers.

5. Now here you go with the new color of your marker.

markers changed color

By following these steps, you can change the markers on a graph in Excel and customize the appearance of your graph to better suit your needs.

Remember that the chart should be easy to read for the people who will use it. The color of the marker should be distinct from the color of the line. Excel offers you a whole range of colors to set. You can choose whatever colors you want.

Further reading: 
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How to make a chart with multiple data?