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Quickly add text to your Excel 2002/2003 charts

When you need to add text to your Excel charts, you can save a little time. This trick will let you skip the step of creating a text box.

To add text outside your chart titles, you usually have to create a text box. But with Excel 2002/2003, you can just type it in. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the chart you want to add text to.
  2. Start typing the text. As you type, the text will appear in the formula bar.

  1. Press Enter.
  2. Move and format the resultant text box.

The text will be displayed in a text box that can be moved and formatted as required.


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