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Point labels in an Excel scatter plot to be associated text
I am trying to plot a scatter plot where I would like each point to have a
specific name. For instance, I have three columns, company name, total revenue, and % margin. I would like to plot revenu vs. % margin and when clicking on a specific point, I would like to find out the company name. 
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Answer: Point labels in an Excel scatter plot to be associated text
Sure, I can help you with that! Here are the steps to add labels to your scatter plot in Excel:
That's it! You should now have a scatter plot with labels that show the company names when you hover over the data points.
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Check out Rob Bovey's Chartlabeler at www.appspro.com or John
Walkenbach's Chart Tools at www.jwalk.com. If you want to see the labels only when you hover the mouse over a point see Hover Chart Label http://www.tusharmehta.com/excel/so...bel/index.html Note that the addin includes a chart labeler capability.  Regards, Tushar Mehta www.tusharmehta.com Excel, PowerPoint, and VBA addins, tutorials Custom MS Office productivity solutions In article , =?Utf 8?B?UG9pbnQgbGFiZWxzIGluIHNjYXR0ZXIgcGxvdCAtIHRleH Q/?= <Point labels in scatter plot  says... I am trying to plot a scatter plot where I would like each point to have a specific name. For instance, I have three columns, company name, total revenue, and % margin. I would like to plot revenu vs. % margin and when clicking on a specific point, I would like to find out the company name. 
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Point labels in scatter plot  text? Wrote: I am trying to plot a scatter plot where I would like each point to have a specific name. For instance, I have three columns, company name, total revenue, and % margin. I would like to plot revenu vs. % margin and when clicking on a specific point, I would like to find out the company name. Hi, There is very elegant way of doing this in Excel without any third party addins. I explain you how to do this in following steps: Step1: Organize your data as follows A B C 1 Company Revenue (X) Margin (Y) 2 C1 200 12 3 C2 100 20 Step2: Plot a XY Scatter plot using MS Excel®, by selecting only B1:C3. Select series in: Column (don’t select Series in: Rows). This would produce your desired Revenue vs. %Margin Plot with Revenue on the XAxis & %Margin on YAxis. Have your leveling of axes done. Step3: Click on the data point on the XY scatter it would select the data series. Then click once again on the individual data point to select it alone say for instance, point (Revenue=200, %Margin=12). Right click on the selected data point Select Format Data SeriesSelect Data LabelShow Value Step4: This would show the value of %Margin (= 20 in this case) beside the selected data point (Revenue=200, %Margin=12). Now double click on the label you have just created, this would give you a text box surrounding your label. Write company name in this text box (C1 in this case). Do the same for other data points as well. Now you have the third data value referenced to your data points. This is dynamic, even if you change the source data value (say the Revenue/Margin), company name would move along with the data point. Alternatively, you have to buy/download some Excel Adins that lets you show data label. One such free download is available at: http://www.xllogic.com/pages/addins.html download the xylevels.zip. Hope this helps you :) Regards, Kartik Thakur Email:  k_thakur  k_thakur's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=26281 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=390270 
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You neglected to explain how to make the label dynamic in terms of
pointing to the cell, so that the data label in the chart changes when the label in the cell changes. Select the series of labels, then select the specific label (two single clicks), then without clicking to put the cursor into the pseudotext box, type the equals key, then click on the cell with the mouse. Both of the following free addins link the the cell in this way. Rob's has the added feature that it copies the cell's text formatting to the data label, although the formatting remains what it was when the label was created, and doesn't change if you change the formatting in the worksheet. Rob Bovey's Chart Labeler, http://appspro.com John Walkenbach's Chart Tools, http://jwalk.com/ss  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Peltier Technical Services Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com/ _______ The manual technique is nice to know, but becomes tedious after about the third label. k_thakur wrote: Point labels in scatter plot  text? Wrote: I am trying to plot a scatter plot where I would like each point to have a specific name. For instance, I have three columns, company name, total revenue, and % margin. I would like to plot revenu vs. % margin and when clicking on a specific point, I would like to find out the company name. Hi, There is very elegant way of doing this in Excel without any third party addins. I explain you how to do this in following steps: Step1: Organize your data as follows A B C 1 Company Revenue (X) Margin (Y) 2 C1 200 12 3 C2 100 20 Step2: Plot a XY Scatter plot using MS Excel®, by selecting only B1:C3. Select series in: Column (don’t select Series in: Rows). This would produce your desired Revenue vs. %Margin Plot with Revenue on the XAxis & %Margin on YAxis. Have your leveling of axes done. Step3: Click on the data point on the XY scatter it would select the data series. Then click once again on the individual data point to select it alone say for instance, point (Revenue=200, %Margin=12). Right click on the selected data point Select Format Data SeriesSelect Data LabelShow Value Step4: This would show the value of %Margin (= 20 in this case) beside the selected data point (Revenue=200, %Margin=12). Now double click on the label you have just created, this would give you a text box surrounding your label. Write company name in this text box (C1 in this case). Do the same for other data points as well. Now you have the third data value referenced to your data points. This is dynamic, even if you change the source data value (say the Revenue/Margin), company name would move along with the data point. Alternatively, you have to buy/download some Excel Adins that lets you show data label. One such free download is available at: http://www.xllogic.com/pages/addins.html download the xylevels.zip. Hope this helps you :) Regards, Kartik Thakur Email: 
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