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Solved: Trouble with chart data labels in Powerpoint

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  1. nellie23

    nellie23 Thread Starter

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    I'm pretty sure my problem is a small one and easy to solve.

    I've placed a pie chart in a powerpoint doc. and the data labels that house the series headers aren't big enough, so the text is wrapping and I don't want it to. You'd think you could grab the surrounding box markers and drag the corner, but when i try it the whole thing moves.
    I've looked round the internet with no success.

    can you suggest a way of increasing the data series text box?


    fingers crossed,
    Nellie.
     
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  3. Anne Troy

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    Right-click and format. No...dragging the box won't make the text bigger. :)
     
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    Anne Troy,

    Right click on what? the chart or the individual data label? And then, what do I change the format to?

    I don't need the font size increasing just the area it displays in, so it doesn't appear 'wrapped'

    see attached screenshot

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    Ah. Then you need to try grabbing a corner instead. What version of PPT?
     
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    nellie

    you can't resize data labels. You will need to make the font smaller or just show values and add more normal textboxes for the labels.
     
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    thanks for trying people.

    Nellie.
     
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