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Adding Text Boxes to Charts in Excel

Adding text boxes to charts in Excel is a great way to annotate your data and make your charts more readable. There are a few different ways to add text boxes to charts in Excel, and the method you use will depend on what type of chart you're using. For example, if you're using a line chart, you'll want to add your text boxes directly to the data points on the line. If you're using a bar chart, you can add your text boxes to the bars themselves or to the axis labels. And if you're using a pie chart, you can add your text boxes to the slices of the pie.

To add a text box to a line chart, first click on the data point that you want to annotate. Then, click the "Insert" tab on the ribbon and click "Text Box." A text box will appear on your screen. You can then type your annotation directly into the text box. To move the text box around, simply click and drag it to the desired location.

To add a text box to a bar chart, first click on the bar that you want to annotate. Then, click the "Insert" tab on the ribbon and click "Text Box." A text box will appear on your screen. You can then type your annotation directly into the text box. To move the text box around, simply click and drag it to the desired location.

To add a text box to a pie chart, first click on the slice of the pie that you want to annotate. Then, click the "Insert" tab on the ribbon and click "Text Box." A text box will appear on your screen. You can then type your annotation directly into the text box. To move the text box around, simply click and drag it to the desired location.

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