Move a chart object with arrow keys

If you do chart in Excel, you may have encountered this: You clicked on a chart object, tried to move it just a little bit to the right by pressing Right Arrow key a few times… Instead of the chart being moved to right, different chart elements were selected one by one with each press of the arrow key.

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OMG… How come it is so difficult to perform such a simple task?

There is a simple trick (although imperfect) to let you move a chart by using arrow keys… 

Here’s HOW:

  1. Add another shape (any shape like a line, a rectangle, a circle, a textbox, etc.) to the sheet.
  2. Select your chart together with the shape (by holding Shift key while clicking the objects).

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Now you are ready to move your chart by pressing arrow keys.

As simple as that. 🙂


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An Excel nerd who just transition into a role related to data analytics at current company......😊 Recently in love with Power Query and Power BI.😍 Keep learning new Excel and Power BI stuffs and be amazed by all the new discoveries.
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2 Responses to Move a chart object with arrow keys

  1. Adrien says:

    Or you can simply press ctrl while clicking the chart in the first place 🙂


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