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Moving Groups of Data Labels at One Time

Harry is looking for a way to select a group of data labels and move them, all in one operation. The problem is that Excel won't allow you to select and move a group of data labels, which means you need to adjust them individually.

Until such time as Microsoft decides to make working with chart labels more flexible, the best solution is to get a free Excel add-in called XY Chart Labeler, written by Rob Bovey. You can find the utility here:


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