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How to Add Axis Labels in Excel

To add axis labels in Excel, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Excel and open the worksheet containing the chart you want to edit.

  2. Click on the chart to select it. This will activate the Chart Tools menu at the top of the Excel window.

  3. In the Chart Tools menu, click on the "Layout" tab.

  4. Within the "Labels" group, click on the "Axis Titles" button. It has two options: "Primary Horizontal Axis Title" and "Primary Vertical Axis Title".

  5. Choose the appropriate option based on the axis you want to label. For example, if you want to add a label to the X-axis (horizontal axis), click on "Primary Horizontal Axis Title". Similarly, if you want to add a label to the Y-axis (vertical axis), click on "Primary Vertical Axis Title".

  6. A dropdown menu will appear with various options for the axis title. Select the desired option, such as "Title Below Axis" or "Rotated Title".

  7. Once you've selected the option, a placeholder text box will appear on the chart. Click inside the text box and enter the label or title you want to display for that axis.

  8. To format the axis label, you can use the options in the "Font" group on the "Home" tab. You can change the font style, size, color, and other formatting options.

  9. Repeat steps 4 to 8 for the other axis if you want to add labels to both axes.

  10. After adding and formatting the axis labels, you can save the chart and continue working with your Excel worksheet.

By following these steps, you should be able to add axis labels to your chart in Excel.

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