OVERVIEW OF LABELS

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OVERVIEW OF LABELS

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It is important to have the ability to customize your chart's look in order to communicate information effectively. Mekko Graphics gives you tremendous control and flexibility with your chart labels, allowing you to build eye-catching, effective charts that give a compelling message. Labels on your chart are broken down into four different types:

1.Series labels - includes all labels pertaining to series data

2.Bar Labels - includes all labels pertaining to X axis, or bars

3.Total Labels - includes both bar total and grand total labels

4.Misc. Labels - includes all axis labels, data column/row labels, adornment (i.e. growth line labels, bar comparison line labels, segment comparison line labels, vertical line labels, etc)

With Mekko Graphics you have various label view options and can change those options with a click of a button.

An important feature of Mekko Graphics is its built-in Label Manager. The Label Manager lists the status of every label in your chart giving you maximum control over each label.  

If you do not wish to have any labels be unplaced in your chart, there is an option to Place all Labels. This option can be found in the Preference Manager as a default setting for all charts, as well as in the Format Chart Task Pane for each chart.

There is also an option to draw bars and series data even when there is no corresponding bars or series label in the spreadsheet. Use Blank Series/Bars Names checkbox can also be found in the Preference Manager as a default setting or in the Format Chart Task Pane for each chart.