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Pie chart labels not updating

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I’ve shown the task pane below floating next to the chart, but it’s usually docked off to the right edge of the Excel window. I also uncheck the Show Leader Lines option, which is another enhancement added in Excel 2013.Click on the new checkbox for Values From Cells, and a small dialog pops up that allows you to select a range containing your custom data labels. Leader lines are hardly ever useful for the charts I make, but many users are happy with them.

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I’ve put together a couple little routines that help with data point labeling.Often you want to add custom data labels to your chart.The chart below uses labels from a column of data next to the plotted values.Click again on a label to select just that specific label.Double click on the label to highlight the text of the label, or just click once to insert the cursor into the existing text.A pie chart is used to showcase parts of a whole or proportions of a whole.

There should be about five pieces in a pie chart if there are too many slices, then it’s best to use another type of chart or a pie of pie chart in order to better showcase the data.

If th text in one of the cells changes, the corresponding label will not update. If the text in one of the cells changes, the corresponding label updates to show the new text.

Select an individual label (two single clicks as shown above, so the label is selected but the cursor is not in the label text), type an equals sign in the formula bar, click on the cell containing the label you want, and press Enter. Brilliant Excel jockey and former MVP Rob Bovey has written a Chart Labeler add-in, which allows you to assign labels from a worksheet range to the points in a chart.

This routine first makes sure a chart is selected, then it determines which series is to be labeled. Parent End Select End If If Not srs Is Nothing Then This routine first makes sure a chart is selected, then it determines which series is to be labeled.

It asks the user to select a range using an Input Box, and if the user doesn’t cancel it adds a label to the series point by point, linking the label to the appropriate cell. It doesn’t bother the user, instead the routine parses the series formula to find the range containing the Y values, and if this is a valid range, it finds the next column or row, depending on the orientation of the Y values range. Parent End Select End If If Not srs Is Nothing Then s Fmla = srs.

When installed, the add-in adds a custom ribbon tab with a handful of useful commands.