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How to add text box to chart in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-07-30

Sometimes you may need to add some text boxes into charts. And this tutorial will tell you several methods to insert text boxes in charts in Excel easily.

Add text box to chart

Add text box to chart with Chart Tools


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Generally, you can click Insert tab and select Text Box to insert a text box into Excel, so does inserting text boxes to charts.

1. Click the Text Box > Horizontal Text Box (or Vertical Text Box) on the Insert tab.

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2. Draw a text box in a specified chart, and type some text contents as you need.


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Please add text box to chart as following steps:

1. Click the chart you want to add text box to, and click Layout tab from the Chart Tools group, then click Text Box. See screenshot:

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2. Now draw the text box in the chart and type the text contents you need and format the font. See screenshot:

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Note: In Excel 2013, you can find out both Text Box buttons in the Insert Shapes group on the Format tab. See screen shot:

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