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GCHART Pie and modifying DETAIL text

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GCHART Pie and modifying DETAIL text

For Pie and Donut charts, when using the DETAIL=variable option, is there a way to modify the height of the text that is printed on the inner circle slices? I have one detail slice that is too narrow for the detail variable value, and it is being forced out of the pie chart with an arrow. I'd like to decrease the font size and keep the value inside the pie.

There seems to be options to modify the text for the label in the Donut hole, but I can't find anything that will allow me to modify the detail text.
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Thanks Bill! I've been reading Stephen Few's book Information Dashboard Design, and I am now fully converted to the view that pie charts are limited in their usefulness. Unfortunately it is proving difficult to convince clients of this.
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Peter;

The most convincing method is to show the pie and then ask data questions. Then show the other (for different data so they can't rememember the answers) and note the change in understanding, response time etc.
I've sometimes shown pie charts without any values attached along side the comparable bar chart and asked for responses to data questions.
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