How to Rotate a Pie Chart in Excel in Three Simple Steps

How to rotate a pie chart in Excel

In this short, fluff-free tutorial, you will learn how to rotate a pie chart in Excel in three simple steps.

So, here we have a simple pie chart:

In order to rotate it without messing up the chart title and legend, do the following:

  1. Right-click on your pie chart and pick “Format Data Series” from the menu that appears.
  2. Go to the “Series Option” tab.
  3. Set the “Angle of first slice” value to “90°” to rotate the chart 90 degrees clockwise – and the great news is that you can tweak the value however you want.

Having followed the simple instructions outlined above, you rotated the X and Y-axis by 90 degrees without affecting the rest of the plot.