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How to display leader lines in pie chart in Excel?

When there are many data in a pie chart in Excel, and after adding data labels to the pie, the labels will be huddled together, which make you confused as below screenshot shown. But if you display the leader lines in the pie chart, the pie chart will be viewed clearly.

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Display leader lines in pie chart


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To display leader lines in pie chart, you just need to check an option then drag the labels out.

1. Click at the chart, and right click to select Format Data Labels from context menu.

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2. In the popping Format Data Labels dialog/pane, check Show Leader Lines in the Label Options section. See screenshot:

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3. Close the dialog, now you can see some leader lines appear.

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If you want to show all leader lines, just drag the labels out of the pie one by one.

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If you want to change the leader lines color, you can go to Format leader lines in Excel.


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