I am creating a line graph and I want to style each line differently. i.e one line blue with round points and one line green with round points.
The have tried using the design tool but I can only get it to use 1 style at a time.
The graph is quite big and trying to select each individual element to too difficult, so I need a simple method.
How do I style each line differently?
Use the graph's legend.
With the group selection tool, click 2 times (not a double click) on the line in the legend to select the graph line associated with it. Then apply the styling.
Brilliant. Thank you.
Next question. How do I get a legend? I don't seem to have one?
I've ticked the box 'Add legend across top' but nothing appears?
Sorry. I've got a legend now bu I still can't change the line. I dont understand what to do!
Why can't you change the line? What's happening?
Thanks for helping. I'l try to give as much info as I can.
I'm using Illustrator CC (most up-to-date version) on a Windows PC.
I click the line using the black selection tool and this selects the whole graph. I then click again, nothing seems to happen. So I tried changing the line colour but it just changes everything in the graph.
So I thought maybe I had to select the graph first. So I select the graph, I click the line in the legend. I click the line again, nothing seems to happen, so I try to change the colour, but again it just changes everything on the graph.
The tried using the white selection tool, and this allows me to change the line colour of the legend but not the lines in the graph.
Apologies for being so stupid! I never realised there was a Group Selection Tool!
I have worked out how to change the line colour and style and even change the colour of the square.
I'd still like to be able to turn the square into a smaller circle, but maybe I should quit while I'm ahead!
Many thanks for your help
To turn that square into a smaller circle:
- select and copy the square
- paste it somewhere else in the file.
- draw a circle in the size and color you need
- apply no stroke no fill to the square.
- make sure the square is behind the circle
- select square and circle
- Object > Graph > Design: New Design
- select all the squares in the line using the same method as with the graph line segments
- Object > Graph > Marker: select the marker you want
Thank you 🙂