Dynamic Chart Title

We all love dynamic and interactive charts. They are awesome.

But, do you know what is the most important part of a dynamic chart?

That’s ==> Chart Title

A dynamic chart title in excel is must to have to make charts interactive.

Just think this way:

You have created a dynamic chart in which values will change when current year change. But what about chart title, you need to change it every time.

The bad news is, there’s always a chance of missing it.

But here is the good news, you can link a chart title with a cell to make it dynamic.

And in today’s post, I’m going to show you exact steps to make a chart title dynamic by connecting it to a cell.

So, let's get started.

Steps To Create Dynamic Chart Title

Converting a normal chart title into a dynamic one is simple. But before that, you need a cell which you can link with the title.

Here are the steps:

  • Select chart title in your chart.
  • Go to the formula bar and type =.
  • Select the cell which you want to link with chart title.
  • Hit enter.

Combine Cell Link & Text to Create a Dynamic Chart Title

Now, let me show you how to combine a cell and a text to create a dynamic chart title.

For example, if you want to link a cell having a year name which will change with chart data and you want to add a label “Monthly Sales Trend:” before it.

  • First of all, just enter the below formula in a new cell.

=”Monthly Sales Trend: ” &H3

  • Select the chart title.
  • Go to formula bar and press =.
  • Now, just select the new cell.
  • Hit enter.

Creating Dynamic Title in Pivot Chart

You can also use the same method to create a dynamic title in a pivot chart. Once you create a pivot chart, use the same steps as you have used in a normal chart.

Create a Dynamic Chart Title With Shapes

If you want to save some space from your chart then you can also use a separate rectangular shape as a chart title.

  • Just insert a shape into your worksheet.
  • Link it to the cell as you have linked the cell in normal chart title.

Important Points

  • You can’t use formulas in chart title, but you can link it with a cell having a formula.
  • If you want to enter a line break in chart title you can create that line break in the cell you are linking to.

Sample File

Download sample file from here to learn more.

Conclusion

A dynamic chart title depends on a cell that has a formula which will change when you changevalue in your chart.

So basically, your chart title is linked to a cell which is dynamic.

I hope this charting tip will help you to create advanced charts.

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Now tell me one thing. Have you ever used a dynamic title in a chart before? Please share your views with me in the comment section, I would love to hear from you.

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