Changing an Axis Title

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 23, 2014)

When you first create a chart in Sheets, it helpfully adds placeholders for axis titles, one for the vertical axis and another for the horizontal. You can easily change what is shown in these titles by following these steps:

  1. Insert your chart as you normally would.
  2. Click once on the axis title you want to modify. Sheets displays a small control for the axis. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. Editing an axis title.

  4. Type the text you want to appear in the title or modify the existing title text.
  5. Use the controls offered to adjust typeface size or attributes (bold, italic, color, etc.).
  6. Press Enter or click elsewhere in your spreadsheet.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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