2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2014 8:23 AM by TV Man
TV Man Level 1 (25 points)

Using Keynote version 6.2. I have a bar chart with a total of 20 series. I would like to use red for the series labeled PBS (see attached). I've been following Apple's instructions for Keynote '09, but dragging the color to the PBS series changes all bars to red. Here's what Apple's instructions says:


Do one of the following:

  • To fill all the elements in all the data series, click Apply All. The first fill is applied to elements in the first series, the second fill to elements in the second series, and so on.
  • To fill elements in a single data series, drag the fill to an element (bar, column, and so on) in the series.


Any one have an idea of how to change the color of a single data series?


  • Gary Scotland Level 6 (12,808 points)

    Click the chart to select, then click the Edit Chart Data button:


    Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 11.35.06.png



    On the slide, click the bar to be changed,

    then in the, Inspector > Format > Chart > Style: either click the preset colour patch or the colour circle to change the colour of the bar.

              the Inspector in the panel on the right hand side

  • TV Man Level 1 (25 points)

    Gary, this really helped me! However, it took some time because every time I changed bar color or anything else the label font for every bar would change to a different font, size, location, add shadow etc... I'm sure it's a bug in Keynote, but I got things to work after all. Thanks!