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How to add comment to a data point in an Excel chart?

For example, you have created a column chart as below screenshot shown. Now you want to add a comment for a certain data point in the chart, how could you handle it? Here, in this article, I will show you the detailed steps to add a comment to a data point in an Excel chart easily.

Add comment to a data point in an Excel chart

Add comment to a data point in an Excel chart

This method will guide you to add a comment to a data point in an existing Excel chart. Please do as follows:

1. Click twice to select the specified data point, right-click it, and then select Add Data Label > Add Data Label in the context menu. See screenshot:

2. Now the data label is added above the specified data point. Please drag the data label to the proper place as you need.

3. Right-click the data label and select Change Data Label Shape in the context menu, and then click a shape from the submenu. See screenshot:

4. Type the comment content in the data label shape as you need.

Now you will see a comment is added for the specified data point in the existing chart. See screenshot:

Note: This method works well in Excel 2013 and 2016.

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