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Changing Chart Titles

The layout of a chart typically comes with a chart title, axis titles, and a legend. However, you can also include other elements, such as data labels, and a data table. You can show, hide, or change the positions of these elements to achieve the look you want. The chart title typically appears at the top of the chart. However, you can change the title position to appear as an overlap text object on top of the chart. When you position the chart title as an overlay, the chart is resized to the maximum allowable size. In the same way, you can also reposition horizontal and vertical axis titles to achieve the best fit in a chart. If you want a more custom look, you can set individual options using the Format dialog box.

Change Chart Title

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Select the chart you want to modify.

  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Chart Options panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click Titles drop-down, and then click one of the following:

    • Chart Title to insert a title on the chart.
    • Horizontal (Category) Axis to insert a title on the horizontal axis of the chart.
    • Vertical (Value) Axis to insert a title on the vertical axis of the chart.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the text box to place the insertion point, and then modify the text.

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