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How do I enter text in an excel graph box?


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To create a textbox in a an Excel chart:
1. Select the chart
2. Use the Insert...Textbox menu item to create a textbox on the chart. Drag a rectangular shape for the textbox in the desired location.
3. Type in the desired text
4. Click any cell to complete the process

To create a textbox linked to a cell in an Excel chart:
1. Select the chart
2. Use the Insert...Textbox menu item to create a textbox on the chart. Drag a rectangular shape for the textbox in the desired location.
3. Click in the formula bar, then enter a formula (including worksheet name) like:
=Sheet1!H1
4. Click any cell to complete the process
TextInGraphQ28582063.xlsx
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It is also possible to add text as axis labels. You do this by:
1. Select the chart
2. You should now see a Design menu under Chart Tools. Click it, then choose Add Chart Element
3. Select Axis Titles...Primary Vertical in the resulting dialog. Change the resulting text to suit.
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To add text to a data point:
1. Slowly, click the data point on the chart twice to select just it
2. Rightclick the data point, then choose Add Data Label...Add Data Label from the resulting popup
3. The data label will initially contain the value of the datum, but you can select that text and add your own. You can also drag the data label to one side to avoid hiding the point.
TextInGraphQ28582063.xlsx
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