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Linking the chart title to a cell

You can create dynamic text within a chart by linking the text element to a worksheet cell.
Excel 2013 Excel 2007/2010 Excel 2003


 

 

Excel 2013
If your chart does not already have the title displayed you can use Add Chart Element > Chart Title to insert one.


To create the link select the chart title and using the formula bar enter the cell address of the cell you want to link to.
You can also enter the = sign and then use your mouse to select the cell and the address will automatically be entered.


Now when the contents of B1 changes the charts title will automatically update..

The above technic can be applied to other text elements within a chart.
  • Primary horizontal axis title
  • Primary vertical axis title
  • Secondary horizontal axis title
  • Secondary vertical axis title
  • Datalabels
  • Value axis Display Units label
  • Depth axis title

 

Excel 2007 or 2010
If your chart does not already have the title displayed you can use Chart Tools > Layout > Labels > Chart Title to add one.


To create the link select the chart title and using the formula bar enter the cell address of the cell you want to link to.
You can also enter the = sign and then use your mouse to select the cell and the address will automatically be entered.


Now when the contents of B1 changes the charts title will automatically update..

The above technic can be applied to other text elements within a chart.
  • Primary horizontal axis title
  • Primary vertical axis title
  • Secondary horizontal axis title
  • Secondary vertical axis title
  • Datalabels
  • Value axis Display Units label
  • Depth axis title

 

Excel 2003
If your chart does not already have the title displayed you can use Chart Options dialog enter chart title.

To create the link select the chart title and using the formula bar enter the cell address of the cell you want to link to.
You can also enter the = sign and then use your mouse to select the cell and the address will automatically be entered.

 

Linking Shapes

As well as chart text elements it is also possible to link a shape to a cell using the same technique.


Linked shapes automatically pickup the formatting of the cell when the link is first made.
 

Created 28th April 2007
Last updated 18th October 2014 


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