Article ID: 62807
In Microsoft Graph, a scale on an axis is like the measurements on a ruler. The scale determines the range of numeric values to be plotted on the axis and the size of the interval between each tick mark on the axis. You can modify the scale of the vertical axis for area, column, and line charts. For bar charts, you modify the scale of the horizontal axis. Since scatter charts plot numeric values on both axes, you can modify both of them.
You can modify the vertical axis in the following ways:
Graph 5.0In Graph 5.0, use the following steps to change the scale, position, font size and style, and/or tick labels:
Graph 3.0In Graph 3.0, use the following steps to change the scale, position, font size and style, and/or tick labels:
Graph 1.0 and 2.0To change axis settings in Graph versions 1.0 and 2.0, use the procedures outlined below.
Change ScaleTo change the scale of the vertical axis, follow these steps:
Change PositionYou can move the position of the vertical axis in relation to the horizontal axis and vice versa. For example, if you are plotting some negative values, you will want the horizontal axis to cross the vertical axis at zero.
To change the position of the vertical axis, follow these steps:
Change Font and StyleTo change the text font and style, follow these steps:
Modify Tick LabelsTick labels are labels that appear next to the tick marks on both axes. The numbers along the vertical axis of the default column chart are its tick labels (or values).
To hide tick labels along the vertical axis, follow these steps:
Article ID: 62807 - Last Review: June 17, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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