Placing and Formatting a Chart’s Title and Legend
The chart title is where you can describe the subject of the chart. The chart legend
shows which colors used in the chart represent which data series.
You can show or hide a chart’s title or legend, change the appearance of its text,
and drag it wherever you want it to appear. To change any chart attribute, first select
Here are ways to place and format a selected chart’s title and legend:
To show the title or legend, choose View > Show Inspector, and then click the Chart
inspector button. Select Show Title or Show Legend.
To give the chart a new title, select the text in the title box and type a new one.
To edit the labels in the legend, edit the series labels in the related table or select the
legend and edit the text directly.
To format the text in the legend or title, use the format bar controls.
To move the legend, select and then drag it.
To add descriptive text elements to a chart, create a text box. See “Adding Text
Boxes” on page 185. When you’ve finished formatting your chart, you can group the
text box with the chart, so that the text box and chart always move together if you
decide to move the chart. See “Grouping and Ungrouping Objects” on page 218.