How to Add Axis Titles in Excel

How to Add Axis Titles in Excel

Today, we’re gonna go through how to add axis titles in Excel. And not only that – you’ll see how to format axis titles or, if needed, remove them from a graph.

Let’s give it a go, then!

See the video tutorial and transcription below:

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In previous tutorials, you could learn how to create different types of graphs.

Today, we’ll carry on improving this line graph and we’ll have a look at how to add axis titles in the graph area.

First thing if you want to display the axis titles on a graph is to click anywhere within the graph area. Then click on the green plus sign located on the right-hand side of the graph. A list of chart elements rolls out.

How to Add Axis Titles in Excel - How to name graph in Excel

If you select the option ‘Axis Titles’, both horizontal and vertical axis titles appear in the graph area.

How to Add Axis Titles in Excel - horizontal and vertical axis in Excel

In case you want to display the title of only one of the axes, click on this black arrow here, right next to the option Axis Titles, and you can choose which axis title will be displayed and which one won’t.

How to Add Axis Titles in Excel - How to name vertical axis in Excel

We’re gonna move on now and try out some more tricks.

To change the actual axis title text, just click on it, and you’ll be able to type in anything you need. We’re gonna name our horizontal axis ‘Month’ and the vertical one ‘Sales’. 

How to Add Axis Titles in Excel - How to rename axis title in Excel

But that’s not all!

To format an axis title, click on it with the right mouse button, and use the quick formatting options panel to change for example, the background colour.

How to Add Axis Titles in Excel - How to change background colour of the axis title in Excel

You can also change the font size or the font itself if you don’t like the default one. Double-click on the text you want to adjust and pick the font size or type you need.

How to Add Axis Titles in Excel - How to change font size of axis

Last but not least, if you need to remove axis titles from a graph, click on it, then click on the green plus sign in the upper right-hand corner and simply unselect ‘Axis Titles’.

How to Add Axis Titles in Excel - How to remove axis titles from graph in Excel

Well done!

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