It a trivial point but can anyone tell me why gcolor is not working here? I thought that I should be getting the letters in red. lcolor seems to work just fine. aa <- c(3,6,3,5,8) lbs <- LETTERS[1:5] dotchart(rev(aa), pch=16, labels=(rev(lbs)), lcolor="blue", gcolor="red") Looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of Flickr!