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Changing Chart Titles

EX07S-4.2.1, PP07S-3.6.4

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_1.gif Select the chart you want to modify.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Layout tab under Chart Tools.

yellow_circle_3.gif Click Chart Titles button, and then click one of the following:

  • None to hide the chart title.
  • Centered Overlay Title to insert a title on the chart without resizing it.
  • Above Chart to position the chart title at the top of the chart and resize it.
  • More Title Options to set custom chart title options.

yellow_circle_4.gif Double-click the text box to place the insertion point, and then modify the text.

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