On an Excel graph, if I mouse-over a data point on the graph, the application shows me in a small pop-up window the exact X and Y data values of the point that I am mousing-over.

Is there a way to do this with Numbers.app, either as a mouse-over, or some other way, so I can see the exact data values of a given point on the graph, without having to go back and look at the table that was used to generate the graph?

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Select the graph, go to Format, Series tab, then select a Value Label.

  • Thanks. That's a start. Problem is I have a graph of about 500 x,y points, so when I add the labels they overlap one another quite a bit. Very hard to read (unless I make the graph so large that only a small portion of it fits on the screen). For now I've tried instead adding more major grid lines so that I can at least better estimate the value of the points. Ideally I'd like to be able to mouse-over, or long-press, a particular data point and have it show me that point's value. Or maybe turn on Value Labels for just every 10th or 20th point? Dec 23, 2015 at 19:21
  • You can decrease the size of the value labels by clicking a value, then setting the font size under format > value labels. AFAIK there is no better way.
    – Sphinges
    Dec 23, 2015 at 21:13

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