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Series labels via copy and paste in "select data" dialogue

Discussion in 'Ask an Excel Question' started by Ron Prince, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Ron Prince

    Ron Prince New Member

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    Probably a dumb question: how can I label several series in a line graph as a group, rather than one at a time, as is required in the "select data" dialogue?
  2. Hui

    Hui Excel Ninja Staff Member

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    Ron

    Firstly, Welcome to the Chandoo.org Forums

    A few ways:
    1. Select your data and labels prior to making the chart, then Excel will do it for you
    2. Use VBA or an addin
    3. Do it manually, your present method
  3. Ron Prince

    Ron Prince New Member

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    Thank you so much! Have been using Excel for years and never tried that! Years! After your suggestion I opened up a table in Excel, highlighted the column labels as well as the the row labels and PRESTO! series labels in the legend.

    You have made my remaining years easier!

    Ron

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