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How to rename a chart in Word 2016


Do you want to check what’s the name of the chart in Word 2016?

Or you just want to rename the chart in Word 2016 to a name, that the chart represents?

Word 2016 default chart name is in sequence, like Chart1, Chart2, Chart3 and it follows this pattern depending on how may charts you have at your document.

If you have multiple charts in a word document, and you want the chart name it to something meaningful or what the chart itself is all about; it’s quite easy and straight forward to rename a chart, but the way to rename it is not conventional as the previous way of doing it in other version of office.

You can rename the chart via VBA code or using the GUI in Word itself.

To rename or check the name of the chart in Word 2016 or O365.

Click on the chart:


After clicking the chart, the "Chart Tools" will open at the Ribbon.

Click the "Chart Tools"  at the ribbon. Click on the "Format" tab.

Under Format tab, click on "Selection Pane", this will open a new bar at the left and the "Chart Name" is shown.

Double click the chart name and rename it to your own custom name.

Here's the screen shot:






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