Did you know that you can programatically make changes to Excel Charts? Yes you can! Let us try updating a chart by adding the chart title using Excel Macros!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Adds a title to the selected chart based on user input

Copy Source Code:

'Make sure you have selected your chart first
Sub AddChartTitle()

Dim titleText As Variant

On Error GoTo Last
'Get the Chart Title from the user
titleText = InputBox("Please enter the chart title", "Chart Title Input")

'Now set the title on the selected chart
ActiveChart.SetElement (msoElementChartTitleAboveChart)
ActiveChart.ChartTitle.Text = titleText
Last: Exit Sub

End Sub

Final Result: 

Exercise Workbook:


This is our starting chart:

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic


STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.


STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the chart. Go to Developer > Code > Macros


Make sure your chart and macro are selected. Click Run.

Type in the title you want for your chart. Click OK.

With just that, you have modified the chart title!


How to Add Chart Title Using Macros In Excel



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