Changing the Position of Data Labels

Use

You can change the position of titles, legends and data labels for data points. You can reposition them manually or automatically.

Prerequisites

You must have created a data label already. For more information, see Adding Data Labels to a Chart.

Procedure

Positioning data labels automatically

  1. Select the data label using the right-hand mouse button.
  2. Choose Format Data Labels.
  3. Choose Alignment and make the required selections.

Positioning data labels manually

  1. Select the data label.
  2. Drag the data label to the required position by keeping the left-hand mouse button depressed.
  3. Release the mouse button when the data label is at the required position.