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I have a chart that has a primary and secondary headings. But, in the chart I can't find a way to just bold the primary heading. The table that the chart is created from has the primary headings bolded but does not carry over to the chart. Is there a way to do this?

Thank you for your help!


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You should be able to select the primary heading text, then go to the Home Tab on the ribbon and click the bold button in the Font group.

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Thank you for your feedback. :) What I'm trying to do is just bold the primary title in the chart and not the sub headings. – Joe Jul 5 '13 at 21:45
Forgot one tiny thing...I can't select just the primary heading in the chart. – Joe Jul 5 '13 at 21:45
I'm having trouble visualizing the chart. Could you upload a picture of it to, say, and then either include the link to the picture in your question or in a comment? Thx. – chuff Jul 5 '13 at 22:04

No, unfortunately there is no way to do that. Multi-level column headings will be treated as one piece of information on a chart axis and you cannot create different formats for the different levels. Axis titles are notoriously unwieldy when it comes to formatting.

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Thank you very much for your help. It's unfortunate that Excel does not have that capability. It would be very helpful. :) – Joe Jul 8 '13 at 13:38

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