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?


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? – Daniel Goldfarb Dec 23 '15 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 '15 at 21:13

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