Excel Guides

Labeling X-Y Scatter Plots in Excel

When creating a scatter plot in Excel, you will need to label the x- and y-axes. To do this, first click on the chart to select it. Then, click on the "Chart Tools" tab that appears at the top of the screen. Next, click on the "Layout" tab. In the "Labels" section, click on "Axes." A drop-down menu will appear. Click on "X-Axis" or "Y-Axis" to label whichever axis you wish to label. A text box will appear in which you can type in the label for your axis.

It is important to note that you can also format your labels using HTML tags. For example, you could bold your labels by surrounding them with tags, or you could italicize them by surrounding them with tags. You can also change the color of your labels by using the tag and specifying a color value (e.g., for red).

Once you have finished labeling your axes, be sure to click outside of the text box to deselect it. Your labels should now be visible on your scatter plot.

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