Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

How to add total labels to stacked column chart in Excel?

For stacked bar charts, you can add data labels to the individual components of the stacked bar chart easily. But sometimes you need to have a floating total values displayed at the top of a stacked bar graph so that make the chart more understandable and readable. The basic chart function does not allow you to add a total data label for the sum of the individual components. However, you can work out this problem with following processes.

Add total labels to stacked column chart in Excel

Easily combine multiple worksheets/workbooks/CSV files into one worksheet/workbook

It may be tedious to combine dozens of sheets from different workbooks into one sheet. But with Kutools for Excel’s Combine (worksheets and workbooks) utility, you can get it done with just several clicks! Full Feature Free Trial 60-day!
ad combine sheets books 1

Excel Productivity Tools

Office Tab: Bring powerful tabs to Office (include Excel), just like Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Save you half the time, and reduce thousands of mouse clicks for you. 30-day Unlimited Free Trial

Kutools for Excel: Save 70% of your time and solve 80% Excel problems for you. 300+ advanced features designed for 1500+ work scenario, make Excel much easy and increase productivity immediately. 60-day Unlimited Free Trial


arrow blue right bubble Add total labels to stacked column chart in Excel

Supposing you have the following table data.
doc-add-total-labels1

1. Firstly, you can create a stacked column chart by selecting the data that you want to create a chart, and clicking Insert > Column, under 2-D Column to choose the stacked column. See screenshots:
doc-add-total-labels2
And now a stacked column chart has been built. See screenshot:
doc-add-total-labels3

2. Then right click the Total series and select Change Series Chart Type.
doc-add-total-labels4

3. In the Change Chart Type dialog box, choose one of the simple line charts as your new chart type, and click the OK button.
doc-add-total-labels5
And your Total series has been changed to the line chart type. See screenshots:
doc-add-total-labels6

4. Select and right click your new line chart and choose Add Data Labels. See screenshot:
doc-add-total-labels7
And now each label has been added to corresponding data point. See screenshot:
doc-add-total-labels8

5. Select and right click your new data labels, and choose Format Data Labels from the context menu, see screenshot:
doc-add-total-labels9

6. In the Format Data Labels dialog box, click Label Options from the left pane, and check Above option under Label Position. See screenshot:
doc-add-total-labels10

7. Then click Close button, the total labels have been floated at the top of the stacked column chart, and you can also bold the labels.
doc-add-total-labels11

8. And then you need to make the line chart invisible, right click the line, and select Format Data Series. See screenshot:
doc-add-total-labels12

9. In the Format Data Series dialog, click Line Color from the left pane, and check No line option. See screenshot:
doc-add-total-labels13

10. And you will get the result as following screenshot:
doc-add-total-labels14
At last you can delete the Total data series label within the legend. See screenshots:
doc-add-total-labels15
doc-add-total-labels16


Demo: Add total labels to stacked column chart in Excel

In this Video, the Kutools tab and the Kutools Plus tab are added by Kutools for Excel. If need it, please click here to have a 60-day free trial without limitation!


Easily sum one or multiple columns in each page of a worksheet in Excel

Kutools for Excel’s Paging Subtotalsutility can help you sum up one or more columns in each page and add the calculated results at the bottom of each page as below screenshot shown. Full Feature Free Trial 60-day!
ad page subtotal sum 1


Related articles:

How to add a horizontal average line to chart in Excel?

How to add a chart title in Excel?

How to add and remove error bars in Excel?


Excel Productivity Tools

Ribbon of Excel (with Kutools for Excel installed)

300+ Advanced Features Increase Your Productivity by 70%, and Help You To Stand Out From Crowd

Would you like to complete your daily work quickly and perfectly? Kutools for Excel brings 300+ cool and powerful advanced features (Combine workbooks, sum by color, split cell contents, convert date, and so on...) for you.

  • Designed for 1500+ work scenarios, helps you solve 80% Excel problems.
  • Save a lot of work time, leave much time for you to love and care the family and enjoy a comfortable life now.
  • Reduce thousands of keyboard and mouse clicks every day, relieve your tired eyes and hands.
  • Become an Excel expert in 3 minutes. No longer need to remember any painful formulas and VBA codes.
  • 60-day unlimited free trial. 60-day money back guarantee. Free upgrade and support for 2 years. Buy once, use forever.
  • Being used by 110,000 elites and 300+ well-known companies.

Office Tab Brings Efficient And Handy Tabs to Office (include Excel), Just Like Chrome, Firefox, And New IE

  • Increases your productivity by 50% when viewing and editing multiple documents.
  • Reduce hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day, say goodbye to mouse hand.
  • Open and create documents in new tabs of same window, rather than in new windows.
  • One second to switch between dozens of open documents!
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Bee · 2 months ago
    Every single time I touch the chart in any way, the label position of the total switches back to "Right" instead of "Above". Can't even copy/paste-as-picture, reverts back to right-position.

    Anyone else seen this issue and figured out how to fix it? (Excel 2016 on Win10)
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      kellytte · 1 months ago
      Hi Bee,
      Please make sure that you have chosen Above option in the Label Position section of the Format Data Labels dialog box in the Step 6.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Martijn · 3 months ago
    Thanks, couldn't come up with this myself!
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Karen · 4 months ago
    Thank you, exactly what I was looking for!
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    audi · 9 months ago
    kalau saya mau membuat data seperti nama bulan total. jadi penjelasannya mengenai banyak org yg mendaftar pada tiap bulan. namn ditambahkan tanggal saat org masuk utk daftar. bagaimana ya
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    george · 1 years ago
    Thanks v much for this!