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How to display text labels in the X-axis of scatter chart in Excel?

Have you ever encountered a problem that the text labels cannot be shown correctly on the X-axis of a scatter chart as below screenshot shown? In this article, I introduce an around-way for solving this problem.
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Display text labels in X-axis of scatter chart


Display text labels in X-axis of scatter chart


Actually, there is no way that can display text labels in the X-axis of scatter chart in Excel, but we can create a line chart and make it look like a scatter chart.

1. Select the data you use, and click Insert > Insert Line & Area Chart > Line with Markers to select a line chart. See screenshot:
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2. Then right click on the line in the chart to select Format Data Series from the context menu. See screenshot:
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3. In the Format Data Series pane, under Fill & Line tab, click Line to display the Line section, then check No line option. See screenshot:
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If you are in Excel 2010 or 2007, check No line in the Line Color section.
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Then only the markers are displayed in the chart which look like a scatter chart.
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Add Text (add character/word to a specific location of each cell in a range.)

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