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I have produced a scatter graph using a macro set up spreadsheet I found on the internet. The problem I have is it labels each point and I have over 200 hundred points so all the names lie on top of each other. I was hoping there would be a way to hover over and then the name appears?
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by:Glenn Ray
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It's probably just a matter of removing the argument/statement that includes the data labels.

If you'll post the code, I'm sure we can help locate and resolve this.

-Glenn
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by:Brian Matis
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Not quite sure what labels you're referring to. Axis labels? Labels on the points themselves? In either case, try clicking on one of the labels and hitting the delete key.
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by:ProfessorJimJam
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@ KATE

you have two options.

A)  i have attached an example code in a chart object.  see attached file.


B)  you can use the  add-in developed by Tushar Meta  Add-in Called  Chart hover label.  it exactly does what you have described.  
you can download add-in from the link below.  i believe the add-in is for free
http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/software/chart_hover_label/
EE.xlsb
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by:katewillwin
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Thanks for the responses.  The macro I downloaded creates the names but as there are so many plots the names lie on top of each other.  I can not get the names to only show when you hover over them.  If you hover over them it only shows the coordinates.

I have attached to hopefully male it clearer.
example-chart.xlsx
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Kate,

can you check this attachment?
example-chart.xlsm
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by:katewillwin
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That's amazing, how did you do that?
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by:ProfessorJimJam
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I just wrote the below into the chart object vba   and it does the magic :-)


Private Sub Chart_MouseMove(ByVal Button As Long, ByVal Shift As Long, ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long)
Dim ElementID As Long
Dim Arg1 As Long
Dim Arg2 As Long


Me.GetChartElement x, y, ElementID, Arg1, Arg2
If ElementID = 3 Then
    ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Arg1).Points(Arg2).ApplyDataLabels
    ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Arg1).Points(Arg2).DataLabel.Font.Size = 14
    Z = 0
    For N = 11 To Sheets("Sheet1").Cells(Sheets("Sheet1").Rows.Count, 5).End(xlUp).Row
        If Sheets("Sheet1").Cells(N, 1).Height > 0 Then
            Z = Z + 1
            If Z = Arg2 Then Exit For
        End If
    Next N
    ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(Arg1).Points(Arg2).DataLabel.Text = Sheets("Sheet1").Cells(N, 5)
Else
    On Error Resume Next
    ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(1).DataLabels.Delete
    On Error GoTo 0
End If
End Sub

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katewillwin

i have provided the solution to your question.  please close the question by accepting ID: 40408184
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this question is answered and the answer was accepted by author (see text ID: http:#a40412763) .  however, the author has forgotten to close the question accepting it.  

I recommend closing the question by accepting the ID: http:#a40408184.
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