LABEL FORMATTING

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LABEL FORMATTING

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Mekko Graphics provides several label formatting options, enabling you to customize your chart's labels and better display your data. These options are available in the context (right-click) menu and the floating toolbar when you right click a label.

LABEL DISPLAY

The right click menu allows you to show or hide labels. To hide a label, click on the label(s) and choose Hide. If you wish to show it again, you must choose Show via the Label Manager. You may also select a label and click DEL to remove a label from the chart.

 

SELECT ALL SIMILAR LABELS

Mekko Graphics makes it easy to select multiple labels at at a time. If you wish to apply an attribute to more than one label, hold down the Ctrl key to select more than one label, then right click and choose the desired function. If you wish to select all labels of one type (e.g. bar labels, series labels, bar totals, or axis labels), you can simply right click on one label and choose Select all Similar Labels.

 

FORMATTING LABELS

You have several formatting options for your labels. Right click a label to explore all of your formatting options, including resizing, editing, changing font color or typeface, changing orientation and justification, changing the line spacing of multi-line labels, and other label attributes including number formatting.

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Mekko Graphics allows you to set number format per label group. Simply select any label in the group you wish to format, click the Number Format for Label Group dropdown  in the floater menu.  Format the label and that format will be applied to all labels of that group. For example, formatting a bar total label using this tool will automatically format all bar totals in your chart.  You can also do this for segment labels, bar total labels, data row/column labels, axis labels, bar labels,