How to Rotate Pie Chart in Excel (4 Useful Cases)

If you want to rotate Pie Chart in Excel, this article will be helpful for you. Here, we will walk you through 4 cases where you can rotate Pie charts, and we will explain each case step by step.

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4 Cases to Rotate Pie Chart in Excel

The following Employee Salary List table shows Employee Name vs Salary. We can create Pie charts with the following table for 4 different cases. We will show you how we can Rotate these Pie Charts.


Case-1: Rotate 2D Pie Chart

We have created a 2D Pie Chart to show the Salary with Employee name. Now, we want to rotate the first slice of the chart by an angle of 120°, which is a blue marked region. We can Rotate the Pie Chart at any angle according to our needs.

Rotate 2D Pie Chart in Excel

➤ First of all, we have to Right-click anywhere on the Pie Chart.

➤ After that, we have to select the Format Data Series option.

Right Click on Chart to Rotate Pie Chart in Excel

➤ Then, we will see that the Angle of first slice is set to 0°.

➤ Now, we will type our required rotation angle in the Angle of the first slice box.

➤ We typed 120, as we want to rotate the Pie Chart by 120°.

➤ Now, press Enter.

➤ Finally, we can see the Rotation of angle in the Pie Chart. We can easily notice that the blue marked region has changed its position. Therefore, the whole Pie Chart has been rotated.

2D Rotate Pie Chart in Excel

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Case-2: Rotate a 3D Pie Chart

In this case, from the table Employee Salary List we have created a 3D Pie Chart with Employee Name and Salary. Now, we want to rotate the first slice by 120° (for simplicity and continuous progress we are taking the same angle, feel free to rotate as you want).

➤ To begin with, we will click on the chart.

➤ Then, we will select the Format tab.

➤ From the Format tab, select Format Selection.

➤ Now, we will see that the Angle of first slice is set to 0°.

➤ We will type our required rotation angle in the Angle of the first slice box.

➤ We typed 120, as we want to rotate the Pie Chart by 120°.

➤ Then, press Enter.

➤ Finally, we can see the Rotation of the first slice of the 3D Pie Chart by 120°.

Rotate 3D Pie Chart in Excel

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Case-3: Rotate Doughnut Pie Chart

In this case, we have created a Doughnut Pie Chart using Employee Name and Salary from the table Employee Salary List. We want to rotate the first slice by 120°.

➤ We can use the method in case 1, or case 2 to find out the angle selection option.

➤ After that, we will type 120° in the Angle of first slice box.

➤ Finally, we can see the Rotation of the first slice of the Doughnut Pie Chart by 120°.

Doughnut Pie Chart Rotation in Excel

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Case-4: Change Legend Position in Pie Chart

Though the change of legends’ position may not the conventional rotation of a Pie Chart, still you will find it handy. In the following 2D Pie Chart, we want to change the Legend position from Bottom to Right.

➤ At First, we have to select the Pie chart, and then click on Chart Elements.

➤ After that, from the Chart Elements, we have to select Legend and click on Right.

➤ Finally, we will see Right aligned Legend Position.

Read More: How to Make Two Pie Charts with One Legend in Excel


Conclusion

Here, we tried to show you some easy methods that will help you to rotate Pie Chart in Excel. We hope you will find this article helpful. If you have any queries or suggestions, please feel free to know us in the comment section.


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