If you want to insert a subtitle in Excel, there are a few ways you can go about it. No matter which method you use, inserting a subtitle in Excel is a quick and easy way to add more information to your spreadsheet. In this article, I will show you 2 effective ways to insert a subtitle in Excel with ease. So, without having any further discussion, let’s dive straight into it.
Why Insert a Subtitle?
If you have a lot of data in your Excel spreadsheet, you may want to insert a subtitle to help you organize and keep track of your information. A subtitle can be inserted under the main title of your spreadsheet and can be helpful in a number of ways.
A subtitle can help you keep track of different pieces of information in your spreadsheet. For example, if you have a column for each month of the year, you could insert a subtitle under the main title that says “Monthly Data” This would help you quickly see which information goes with which month.
A subtitle can also help you highlight important information in your spreadsheet. For example, if you want to draw attention to a particular column of data, you could insert a subtitle that says “Important Data” This would help you quickly identify the information that you need to focus on.
How to Insert Subtitle in Excel: 2 Simple Methods
1. Using Merge & Center to Insert a Subtitle in an Excel Sheet
While creating a data table in an Excel sheet, you can insert a subtitle to enhance the data presentation style. Now, I’m going to show you how to insert a subtitle in an Excel sheet.
- First, select a blank cell on the top of your data table.
- Then, insert a caption line into the cell.
- After that, select some extra consecutive cells to merge them all.
- Now, go to the Home tab and select the Merge & Center command from the Alignment group.
- This command will merge all the selected cells. Then it will keep the caption in the middle of the merged cells.
- With the merged cells selected, go to the Home tab again.
- In the Alignment group, select the Top Align.
- After that, select the Align Right.
- This will place the subtitle in the top right corner of the merged cells.
- With the merged cells selected, go to the Home tab.
- From the Font group, select the Italic. This will make the subtitle appear in the Italic format.
- So, you have successfully inserted a subtitle in an Excel sheet. The final appearance of the subtitle looks like this:
Read More: How to Center a Title in Excel
2. Using Text Box to Insert a Subtitle in an Excel Chart
To attach a piece of note to an Excel chart, you may need to insert a subtitle under the main chart title. There’s no built-in option to add a subtitle on an Excel chart. But you can use the Text Box to insert a subtitle there.
Now follow the steps below to insert a subtitle in an Excel chart.
- First, go to the Insert tab in the main ribbon.
- Then click on the Shapes drop-down.
- Now select the Text Box command from the Recently Used Shapes.
- Now, drag a rectangle using the Text Box tool to insert a subtitle.
- Then, drag the Text Box to place it in a specific place.
- After that, insert a subtitle that you want to insert in the Excel chart.
- Then either press the ESC button or click anywhere on the sheet.
- So, you have successfully inserted a subtitle in an Excel chart. The final appearance of the subtitle looks like this:
You will get an Excel sheet like the following screenshot, at the end of the provided Excel file where you can practice all the topics discussed in this article.
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To sum up, we have discussed 2 effective methods to insert a subtitle in Excel. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comment section below. We will try to respond to all the relevant queries asap. Goodbye!