Excel: using data labels as markers

I want to show the distribution of properties of products across two axes.  
Excel 2003 sp3, on Win XP sp2

How do I place the code numbers of the products at the coordinates, i.e. 
using text in a cell as the marker for each point?  I used to be able to do 
this easily in Quattro, but cannot see a way in Excel.

The following Help instructions do not work:
"Reestablish links between data labels and worksheet cells
Click a chart sheet or an embedded chart to display the Chart menu.
On the Chart menu, click Chart Options. 
On the Data Labels tab, select the Automatic text check box. "
because there is no automatic text check box

Thank you
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Hi,

You can use a free addin to make the link between data labels and cell text
http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ChartLabeler.htm

Cheers
Andy

-- 

Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
http://www.andypope.info
"Velson Horie" <VelsonHorie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:A60EB3C6-9424-40EA-9172-C5FA3CA3974E@microsoft.com...
>I want to show the distribution of properties of products across two axes.
> Excel 2003 sp3, on Win XP sp2
>
> How do I place the code numbers of the products at the coordinates, i.e.
> using text in a cell as the marker for each point?  I used to be able to 
> do
> this easily in Quattro, but cannot see a way in Excel.
>
> The following Help instructions do not work:
> "Reestablish links between data labels and worksheet cells
> Click a chart sheet or an embedded chart to display the Chart menu.
> On the Chart menu, click Chart Options.
> On the Data Labels tab, select the Automatic text check box. "
> because there is no automatic text check box
>
> Thank you 

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andy9699 (3616)
4/27/2009 1:22:32 PM
Thank you, this is a considerable improvement on Excel, but does not achieve 
what is required.  I want to replace the marker by the text, not have it in 
addition.  The only way I can do it using the Addin is by setting the marker 
to "none", then moving the label down by 9 points to sit over the position 
where the marker was.  Then when I change the shape of the chart, everything 
goes out of position.

Is there a method of telling Excel to use the text as marker instead of the 
pre-defined marker graphic?

Velson

"Andy Pope" wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> You can use a free addin to make the link between data labels and cell text
> http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ChartLabeler.htm
> 
> Cheers
> Andy
> 
> -- 
> 
> Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
> http://www.andypope.info
> "Velson Horie" <VelsonHorie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:A60EB3C6-9424-40EA-9172-C5FA3CA3974E@microsoft.com...
> >I want to show the distribution of properties of products across two axes.
> > Excel 2003 sp3, on Win XP sp2
> >
> > How do I place the code numbers of the products at the coordinates, i.e.
> > using text in a cell as the marker for each point?  I used to be able to 
> > do
> > this easily in Quattro, but cannot see a way in Excel.
> >
> > The following Help instructions do not work:
> > "Reestablish links between data labels and worksheet cells
> > Click a chart sheet or an embedded chart to display the Chart menu.
> > On the Chart menu, click Chart Options.
> > On the Data Labels tab, select the Automatic text check box. "
> > because there is no automatic text check box
> >
> > Thank you 
> 
> 
0
4/27/2009 2:35:02 PM
Why not set the label position to Center? This will place it directly over 
the point.

Cheers
Andy

-- 

Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
http://www.andypope.info
"Velson Horie" <VelsonHorie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:0FFD9CB9-7BAF-47E8-8289-BE749F204AF0@microsoft.com...
> Thank you, this is a considerable improvement on Excel, but does not 
> achieve
> what is required.  I want to replace the marker by the text, not have it 
> in
> addition.  The only way I can do it using the Addin is by setting the 
> marker
> to "none", then moving the label down by 9 points to sit over the position
> where the marker was.  Then when I change the shape of the chart, 
> everything
> goes out of position.
>
> Is there a method of telling Excel to use the text as marker instead of 
> the
> pre-defined marker graphic?
>
> Velson
>
> "Andy Pope" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> You can use a free addin to make the link between data labels and cell 
>> text
>> http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ChartLabeler.htm
>>
>> Cheers
>> Andy
>>
>> -- 
>>
>> Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
>> http://www.andypope.info
>> "Velson Horie" <VelsonHorie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A60EB3C6-9424-40EA-9172-C5FA3CA3974E@microsoft.com...
>> >I want to show the distribution of properties of products across two 
>> >axes.
>> > Excel 2003 sp3, on Win XP sp2
>> >
>> > How do I place the code numbers of the products at the coordinates, 
>> > i.e.
>> > using text in a cell as the marker for each point?  I used to be able 
>> > to
>> > do
>> > this easily in Quattro, but cannot see a way in Excel.
>> >
>> > The following Help instructions do not work:
>> > "Reestablish links between data labels and worksheet cells
>> > Click a chart sheet or an embedded chart to display the Chart menu.
>> > On the Chart menu, click Chart Options.
>> > On the Data Labels tab, select the Automatic text check box. "
>> > because there is no automatic text check box
>> >
>> > Thank you
>>
>> 

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andy9699 (3616)
4/27/2009 2:44:05 PM
How sensible!  And it keeps position during rescalling. 
Thank you

Velson

"Andy Pope" wrote:

> Why not set the label position to Center? This will place it directly over 
> the point.
> 
> Cheers
> Andy
> 
> -- 
> 
> Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
> http://www.andypope.info
> "Velson Horie" <VelsonHorie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:0FFD9CB9-7BAF-47E8-8289-BE749F204AF0@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you, this is a considerable improvement on Excel, but does not 
> > achieve
> > what is required.  I want to replace the marker by the text, not have it 
> > in
> > addition.  The only way I can do it using the Addin is by setting the 
> > marker
> > to "none", then moving the label down by 9 points to sit over the position
> > where the marker was.  Then when I change the shape of the chart, 
> > everything
> > goes out of position.
> >
> > Is there a method of telling Excel to use the text as marker instead of 
> > the
> > pre-defined marker graphic?
> >
> > Velson
> >
> > "Andy Pope" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> You can use a free addin to make the link between data labels and cell 
> >> text
> >> http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ChartLabeler.htm
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >> Andy
> >>
> >> -- 
> >>
> >> Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel
> >> http://www.andypope.info
> >> "Velson Horie" <VelsonHorie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:A60EB3C6-9424-40EA-9172-C5FA3CA3974E@microsoft.com...
> >> >I want to show the distribution of properties of products across two 
> >> >axes.
> >> > Excel 2003 sp3, on Win XP sp2
> >> >
> >> > How do I place the code numbers of the products at the coordinates, 
> >> > i.e.
> >> > using text in a cell as the marker for each point?  I used to be able 
> >> > to
> >> > do
> >> > this easily in Quattro, but cannot see a way in Excel.
> >> >
> >> > The following Help instructions do not work:
> >> > "Reestablish links between data labels and worksheet cells
> >> > Click a chart sheet or an embedded chart to display the Chart menu.
> >> > On the Chart menu, click Chart Options.
> >> > On the Data Labels tab, select the Automatic text check box. "
> >> > because there is no automatic text check box
> >> >
> >> > Thank you
> >>
> >> 
> 
> 
0
4/27/2009 8:49:01 PM
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