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Link cell references to chart titles

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Dear Experts:

I got several embedded charts (n= 10) on the active worksheet.
They all got a dummy chart title (Sales 2011)
I got a column with 10 countries entered in the respective cells, starting in F1, i.e. Germany (F1), England (F2) ... Greece (F10).

A macro should achieve the following:

Looping thru F1 till F10 and rename the Chart Titles of the embedded charts to Sales 2011 Germany, Sales 2011 England, .... Sales 2011 (Greece).

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
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by:Dave Brett
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While you can do this with code it would require the charts to be in "correct" order dwon the sheet for the titles to be labelled appropriately. Are they descending or side by side?

Note that you can quickly link each cell title to a cell reference a via the edit bar without using code

Cheers

Dave
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by:jppinto
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Why do you need a macro to do a job that takes less than 5 minutos to do?!? It takes more time to make the macro and put it on the file then do the job by hand! If it where 100 charts, that would be worthy to do a macro, but 10?!

Just go to each chart and click on the chart title and on the formula bar put like =A1 on the first, =A2 on the second and so on...

jppinto
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Please take a look at the attached image...
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That point had been already made
>Note that you can quickly link each cell title to a cell reference a via the edit bar without using code
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If you were set on code rather than the manual edit bar AND your charts were arranged in the correct order you could use VBA like this sample code and file

Cheers

Dave
Sub ChtTit()
    Dim lngRow As Long
    Dim chr As ChartObject
    For Each chr In ActiveSheet.ChartObjects
        chr.Chart.ChartTitle.Text = [f2].Offset(lngRow, 0).Value
        lngRow = lngRow + 1
    Next
End Sub

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by:AndreasHermle
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Dear Dave, jppinto:

thank you very much for your great and professional support:

jppinto: I am fully aware that I could easily change the chart titles the way you describe. But as you also mentioned, if , say hundreds of charts have to be worked on, a macro would be the best solution. And this may be the case sometime in the future.

Thank you very much again for your great support.

Regards, Andreas
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by:jppinto
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Thanks for your response. Glad you found a solution..

regards,

jppinto
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Thanks for the grade :)

Dave
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