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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

Overview of this book

Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)
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Introduction

Tip 96: Applying Chart Data Labels from a Range

Excel 2013 introduced a feature that’s been on the wish lists of many users for at least 15 years: the ability to specify an arbitrary range to be used as data labels for a series.

Figure 96-1 shows an XY scatter chart that uses data labels stored in a range to identify the data points. In previous versions of Excel, adding these data labels had to be done manually, or with the assistance of a macro.

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Figure 96-1: Excel 2013 can add data labels from an arbitrary range.

To specify data labels from a range:

1. Activate the chart and select the series that will contain data labels.

2. Click the Chart Elements icon (to the right of the chart) and add data labels.

Excel displays default data labels for the series.

3. Select the data labels and press Alt+1 to display the Format Data Labels task pane.

4. In the Label Options section of Format Data Labels task pane, deselect any check boxes that...