Formatting Chart Text

You can edit chart titles and text to change the appearance in keeping with your company’s look and feel and to clarify the data presented.

To edit the text in chart legends, see Chart Legends.

To edit the text for chart labels, see Chart Label Positions and Value Formatting for Chart Labels.

Formatting Chart Text

All chart text can be edited directly by selecting the text and applying text formatting from the Edit tab in the Wdesk toolbar. You can change the font color, font size, font family, as well as style options such as bold or italics for chart text.

You can customize the text associated with axis labels, chart labels, and legend labels as well as the labels for individual series data points. Select the text you’d like to modify and use the formatting options in the toolbar.

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Editing Chart Titles

Use the Title toggle in the Chart properties panel to show or hide the title in your chart.

To edit a chart title:

1
Go to Chart Properties by right-clicking a chart and selecting Chart Properties. You can also click on the double arrows in the vertical menu bar on the right.
2
Under General in the Chart Properties panel, click in the Title text box.
3
Enter your chart title or update the existing title. Changes to the title will be visible immediately in your chart.

If you don’t need a chart title, clear out all text in the Title field.

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To break a title onto two lines, place your cursor in the Title text box where you want the title to break and use Enter.

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Bottom and Left Axis Titles

Use the Title toggle in the Chart Properties panel in the Bottom Axis and Left Axis sections to show or hide the bottom and left axis titles in your chart.

To edit an axis title:

1
Go to Chart Properties by right-clicking a chart and selecting Chart Properties. You can also click on the double arrows in the vertical menu bar on the right to open the panel.
2
Under Bottom Axis or Left Axis in the Chart Properties panel, click in the Title text box.
3
Enter your chart title or update the existing title. Changes to the title will be visible immediately in your chart.

Bottom and left axis titles can be formatted and edited independently. To format the axis titles, select and use the formatting icons in the Edit toolbar. You can change the font color, font size, font family, as well as style options such as bold or italics for text.

To break a title onto two lines, place your cursor in the Title text box where you want the title to break and hit Enter.

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