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How to add a note in an Excel chart?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2020-05-09

For example, you have created a chart in Excel, and now you want to add a custom note in the chart, how could you deal with it? This article will introduce an easy solution for you.

Add a note in an Excel chart

Add a note in an Excel chart

Supposing you created a line chart as below screenshot shown, you can add a custom note in the chart as follows:

1. Click the chart to activate the Chart Tools, and then click Format > Text Box  (in the Insert Shapes group). See screenshot:
Note: If you are using Excel 2010, please click Layout > Text Box under Chart Tools.

2. Draw a text box in the chart area as below screenshot shown, and type the note content as you need in the text box.

3. Format the note font as you need with features in the Font group on the Home tab, such as change font size, add font color, bold, etc.

So far, you have added a note in the chart with custom font formatting. See screenshot:

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How do I keep my graph from resizing? I'm pulling the chart down to give more white space to write the note, but the graph keeps resizing and filling the space.
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