Leader lines for Excel doughnut charts

Doughnut chart with leader linesIf a doughnut chart is just a pie chart with a hole in it, why then does it behave so differently from a pie chart, for example when it comes to creating and positioning chart labels. In a doughnut chart, you can’t just drag the chart label outside of the wedge to create a label with a leader line.

Can leader lines be added to doughnut charts?

Sure. But you’ll need to use a little trick.

cheers, teylyn

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3 responses to “Leader lines for Excel doughnut charts”

  1. Hong

    Hi, I can seem to follow Step 2, I copy the data, click on the Chart and use Paste Special command and nothing happen. Could you please help me on what have I missed?

  2. Hong

    Many thanks in advance

    1. teylyn

      What’s your Excel version?

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