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.

Miss an Excel tip?

Check out the Microsoft Excel archive and catch up on other Excel tips.

Help users increase productivity by automatically signing up for TechRepublic’s free Microsoft Office Suite newsletter, featuring Word, Excel, and Access tips, delivered each Wednesday.