Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Identifying Scatter Plot Points.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 18, 2014)
Phil asked if it was possible to control exactly what information is shown as data labels in a scatter plot (xy) graph. It seems such functionality is not built directly into Excel. The best solutions involve the use of third-party add-ins to produce the desired results.
One highly recommended add-in is the XY Chart Labeler, created by Rob Bovey. You can find this free add-in here:
You can also find xy chart labeling features in some commercial add-ins, such as the Power Utility Pak by John Walkenbach:
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9812) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Identifying Scatter Plot Points.
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