Flip an Excel chart from left to right 3 ways to customize charts in Excel If you've had a chance to read our previous tutorial on how to create a graph in Excelyou already know that you can access the main chart features in three ways: Right-click the chart element you would like to customize, and choose the corresponding item from the context menu. Use the chart customization buttons that appear in the top right corner of your Excel graph when you click on it. Even more customization options can be found on the Format Chart pane that appears on the right of your worksheet as soon as you click More options… in the chart's context menu or on the Chart Tools tabs on the ribbon.
In the chart, select the "Chart Title" box and type in a title. Select the plus sign. Right-click the chart title to format it. Update a chart title Add an equal sign to the formula bar.
Select the cell you want to link any title changes to. Click anywhere in the chart to which you want to add a title. On the Layout tab, in the Labels group, click Chart Title. In the Chart Title text box that appears in the chart, type the text that you want.
To insert a line break, click to place the cursor where you want to break the line, and then press ENTER. To format the text in the title box, do the following: Click in the title box, and then select the text that you want to format. On the Mini toolbar, click the formatting options that you want.
You can also use the formatting buttons on the ribbon Home tab, Font group. To format the whole title, you can right-click it, click Format Chart Title, and then select the formatting options that you want.
The size of the title box adjusts to the size of the text. You cannot resize the title box, and the text may become truncated if it does not fit in the maximum size.
You can only add one title to a chart.
If you want to use a second title or a sub title, you can draw a text box on the chart, and move it to the location that you want Chart Tools, Layout tab, Insert group, Text Box. You can manually move the title to another location by dragging the title box to the location that you want.
Click anywhere in the chart to which you want to add axis titles. On the Layout tab, in the Labels group, click Axis Titles. Do any of the following: To add a title to a primary horizontal category axis, click Primary Horizontal Axis Title, and then click the option that you want.
If the chart has a secondary horizontal axis, you can also click Secondary Horizontal Axis Title. To add a title to primary vertical value axis, click Primary Vertical Axis Title or Secondary Vertical Axis Title, and then click the option that you want.
If the chart has a secondary vertical axis, you can also click Secondary Vertical Axis Title. To add a title to a depth series axis, click Depth Axis Title, and then click the option that you want. This option is only available when the selected chart is a true 3-D chart, such as a 3-D column chart.
In the Axis Title text box that appears in the chart, type the text that you want. To format the whole title, you can right-click it, click Format Axis Title, and then select the formatting options that you want.
If you switch to another chart type that does not support axis titles such as a pie chartthe axis titles will no longer be displayed.
The titles will be displayed again when you switch back to a chart type that does support axis titles. Axis titles that are displayed for secondary axes will be lost when you switch to a chart type that does not display secondary axes.
On a chart, click the chart or axis title that you want to link to a worksheet cell. Select the worksheet cell that contains the data or text that you want to display in your chart.
You can also type the reference to the worksheet cell in the formula bar. Click anywhere in the chart.
Do one of the following: To remove a chart title, on the Layout tab, in the Labels group, click Chart Title, and then click None. To remove an axis title, on the Layout tab, in the Labels group, click Axis Title, click the type of axis title that you want to remove, and then click None.
You can also right-click the chart or axis title, and then click Delete.VBA Code Excel Macro Examples Useful + Macros, Codes and How Tos explained - Basic Beginners, Advanced users. Learn Excel , , , Macros. Click an axis title and begin typing to write a label by hand.
To link an axis title to an existing cell, select the title, click in the formula bar, type an "=" and then click the cell. Press "Enter" to set the title.
When you insert a chart in Excel, the program might automatically display a chart title or a legend. In cases where Excel omits these labels or they don't adequately explain the chart, turn on axis titles in Excel 's Chart Elements menu or the Layout tab in earlier versions of Excel.
You won't find a broken axis tutorial here. Read why breaking axes is a bad idea, and get a tutorial in Panel Charts, an easier, more effective way to show data.
Add title to chart in Excel and Excel The Format Axis Title pane will appear with lots of formatting options to choose from. 28 Responses to "Customizing Excel charts: add chart title, axes, legend, data labels and more" Slamat Ali says: October 29, at pm.
Wao, Thank alot.. Reply. Hi Donnie, I am now using AutoCAD Is it possible to change hatch layer via excel input through VBA or LISP?
or maybe another method like MS Access etc.