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How to add leader lines to stacked column in Excel?

The use of data labels inside a chart makes it much simpler to comprehend the information shown within since they provide specifics on the data points or series of data being displayed. It is not allowed to add leader lines to stacked columns; however, there is a workaround that may be used to display leader lines in Excel spreadsheets that have stacked columns.

A data label and the data point that is linked with it are both connected by a line called a Leader Line. When you have positioned a data label at a location that is separate from a data point, it is advantageous to do so.

Step 1

This is the information that will be shown to you in the form of a bar chart with stacked columns.

Step 2

Click Insert tab and select Stacked Column in to Insert Column or Bar Chart (2-D Column)

Step 3

This is a bar chart that displays each of the four quarters as a distinct bar in the chart.

Step 4

You can add labels to the chart by clicking on the plus sign ( “ + “ ) within the chart.

After that, choose Data Labels from the drop-down menu of Chart Elements. After that, choose "centre" on this.

Step 5

After that, choose Change Chart Type... from the context menu that appears when you right-click on the chart.

Step 6

Choose Stacked Column, then confirm your selection by clicking the OK button.

If you do not see this option, go to the Column menu and you will find the Stacked Column option inside it.

Step 7

The stacked chart that you should see looks like this −