Changing a Chart Title

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 23, 2014)

When you first create a chart in Sheets, it assumes you want a title for your chart and so includes a placeholder for that title. You can easily change what is shown in the placeholder by following these steps:

  1. Insert your chart as you normally would.
  2. Click once on the chart title. (The default chart title is, oddly enough, "Chart title".) Sheets displays a small control for the axis. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. Editing a chart 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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