excel charts


I have some charts which show monthly volumes comparing two years.  How do I have a text box for example, or whatever is best, show the total of the months for each year?  Also these charts are used by a word file which is linked to the excel file.  Not sure if that matters.

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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
Could you show a screenshot of your existing chart - or better yet, attach an example of the Excel file (redacted, if necessary).

It's possible to add data lables to appear over/under existing bars or columns, but it depends on the type of chart.

jverasqlAuthor Commented:
I have several different kinds bar, line and stacked bars ...most using pivot tables and a few using regular tables.
jverasqlAuthor Commented:
I do not have the Power Pivots Excel Add .  Is this necessary? I am using Excel 2010.
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
Inasmuch as I haven't yet seen an example of the kinds of charts for which you require data labels, I don't believe you do not need the Power Pivot add-in for any of this.

Again, an example screen shot or sample file would be very helpful.

You may also want to add "Microsoft Excel" to your topics for this question to get a wider response.

jverasqlAuthor Commented:
I figured out how to add a text box to the chart and when I enter the cell reference it appears.  How do I link it to the pivot table, so the text box always updates with the grand total.  The grand total changes cells from to month.
jverasqlAuthor Commented:
Okay I figured it out.  I linked a cell to the pivot grand total and then linked the text box to the cell.

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jverasqlAuthor Commented:
I figured it out.
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