How to apply different colors to positive and negative bars in a Grapher bar chart

Grapher has the ability to assign colors based on whether the value is positive or negative in the following bar chart types: 2D Vertical/Horizontal, 3D Vertical/Horizontal, and Category Vertical/Horizontal.

2D bar chart with postive and negative values each assigned its own color


The instructions to do are below:

  1. Create the bar chart of your choice using the Home | New Graph | Basic | <bar chart type> select the data file and click Open. 
  2. In the Object Manager, select the bar chart layer.
  3. In the Property Manager on the Fill tab, check the box next to Different fill if bars<base. 
  4. Expand each Fill Properties section and adjust the colors as desired.


Updated March 8, 2019

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