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How to add a chart title in Excel?

By default, there is no title for a new built chart in Excel. To make the chart easily understand, you can add a title for it manually. Moreover, you can easily remove, position the chart title, and format the chart titles as well.


arrow blue right bubbleAdd new chart titles

Step 1: Click anywhere on the chart that you want to add a title, and then the Chart Tools is active on Ribbon.

Step 2: Click the Chart Titles button in Labels group under Layout Tab.

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Step 3: Select one of two options from the drop down list:

  • Centered Overlay Title: this option will overlay centered title on chart without resizing chart.
  • Above Chart: this option will display title at top of chart area and resize chart.

Then it adds a text box with Chat Title in the Chart. You can remove the text of "Chart Title", and enter the new chart title.

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arrow blue right bubbleRemove chart titles

If you want to remove existing chart title, you can select the chart firstly, and then click the Layout >> Chart Title >> None.


arrow blue right bubbleFormat chart titles

If you want to format existing chart title, you can do it with following steps:

  • Select the chart that you will work with;
  • Click the Layout >> Chart Title >> More Title Options…;
  • In the Format Chart Title, specify the settings based on your needs;
  • Click OK.

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