06-15-2012 10:04 AM
06-15-2012 10:19 AM
Assuming you don't have any blank titles and/or footnotes on the right-hand side, reserving white-space there ...
Typically, to make the gchart wider so that it will fill more of the available space, you can make the bars wider and/or the space between the bars bigger (using the gchart vbar 'width=' to control the bar width, and the 'space=' option to control the amount of space).
A word of caution though - If you make them "too big" you could run out of space, and then gchart typically reverts back to various default settings. Also, if your data changes, and you have more bars, they might not fit if you're hard-coding the width= and space=. I'm not 100% sure, but I think that the font also affects the bar width in some cases (therefore if you get it 'just right' and then change the font, your bar widths might be different). It's a bit of "black magic" to get it just right, like you're wanting, I suppose :\
06-15-2012 10:27 AM
Thank you both, Dan and Robert.
It's a bit tricky in my case because I need to create a huge number of charts with different numbers of bars. I need to change the bar width and space dynamically and am hoping to maximize and pre-determine the size of the "Data Area".