By Doug Lowe with Ryan C. Williams from "Word 2010 All-in-One For Dummies"
With Word 2010, Microsoft provides a large assortment of chart styles to choose from. So you can choose from a variety of predefined combinations of formatting elements such as colors and shape effects for your Word charts. Just follow these steps:
To change the style for a chart, follow these steps:
1. Click the chart to select it. Word displays the Chart Tools tabs on the Ribbon.
2. If it isn’t already open, click the Chart Tools Design tab on the Ribbon.
3. Select the style you want to use from the Chart Styles group. The Chart Styles group displays the most commonly used styles for the chart type.
If the style you want to use isn’t visible in this group, you can click the More button (the down arrow in the lower-right corner of the chart layout icons) to display a gallery of available styles.