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pseudopeach
07-07-2008, 01:52 PM
I have a component with several pie charts that I want to make all the same size. The problem is that when I use callout labels, the size of the actual pie area changes depending on where the labels fall. I'd like to just force the pies to be a little smaller, even if it leaves a little extra room, in favor making them look even when viewed side by side.

Any ideas other than not using callouts? IMO they phoned in the other labeling schemes.

pseudopeach
07-09-2008, 08:38 PM
The only thing I was able to find for this, should anyone else run into this problem, is to make the chart more narrow compared to its height. I had been hoping for a way to explicitly control the pie radius, but I just can't seem to find that.

Why?
The callout lines have a little tick mark at the end of them that points toward the middle of the circle. If they happen to fall near the bottom or the top of the chart, they force the pie area to be smaller. But if you make the whole chart more narrow, the size of the pie becomes limited by the sides, instead of the top and bottom. Since you CAN limit the length of the callout labels, you can control the distance between circle and the side edge of the chart, and thus ensure that the circle always has the same radius.