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How to Add a Title to a Chart in Google Sheets

When creating a chart in Google Sheets, you will normally want to add a title to your chart so the users better undertand the information contained in the chart. This tutorial will teach you how to add and format a title on your Google Sheets chart.

Step 1: Double-Click on a blank area of the chart

Use the cursor to double-click on a blank area on your chart. Make sure to click on a blank area in the chart. The border around the entire chart will become highlighted, and the Chart Editor Panel will appear on the right side of the page.

Step 1: Double-Click on a blank area of the chart

Alternate method: Here is another way to get to the Chart Editor panel. When a blank area of the chart is selected, right click the mouse and Edit menu will appear. You can then select the Chart Style button and the Chart Editor panel will appear.

another way to get to the Chart Editor panel

The Chart Editor Panel is where you will make changes to the chart title.

Chart Editor Panel tab

Step 2: Select the Customize tab

After you have selected your chart, the Chart panel will appear on the right side of the page. Select the Customize tab, and then the options to edit the chart style will appear.

>Step 2: Select the Customize tab

Step 3: Open the Chart and Axis Titles sub-menu

Click on the Chart and Axis Titles sub-menu on the Customize tab and you wil see the available title options for the chart type you have selected.

Step 3: Open the Chart Style sub-menu

Step 4: Type in the Chart Title

Type in the Chart Title you want in the Title Text dialog box.

Step 4: Type in the Chart Title

Result: The chart style will be updated with a title

Result: The chart style will be updated

Step 5: How to Format the Chart Title

There are a number of options to format your chart title. Chart Title formatting options are listed on the Chart and Axis Titles sub-menu. You are able to format your chart title in the following ways:

  • Title Font
  • Title Font Size
  • Title Format (Bold, Italics, and Alignment)
  • Title Text Color

Step 5: How to Format the Chart Title

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