Depending on what purpose your document has, as a screen presentation, or a printed document for a black and white publication, you might find the granular control over the different chart elements that the Object Properties dialog gives you is what you need.
To access the Object Properties dialog, left-click on the element that you wish to change. It will be highlighted with green squares. Right-click and choose Object Properties from the pop-up menu. Each chart element has its own selection of tabs. In the next few sections we explore some of the options in the Object Properties dialog.