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Excel; X-axis labels show on chart

Posted on 2003-03-28
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The X-axis data labels for a chart appear on the chart whenever the data values go below the "0" value. This leaves the labels mixed in with the plotted data. The offset function won't move the labels far enough off the charts when there are large negative values.

I've played with all of the chart settings I can find and can't make the labels move below the chart. I give up.
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Question by:sweasel
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bruintje earned 1000 total points
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Hello sweasel,

the only way to prevent that from happening is setting the
-choose format axis on the y-axis
-next the tab scale
-check the value for y crosses at category (x-axis) at 0 or the much lower value in your case


HAGD:O)Bruintje
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by:mitsubishiGalant
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In Format Axis -> PAtterns -> Set Tick MArk Labels to High. That will fix your problem.

I have to do the same thing through VBcode. If you know the properties please let me know.

Thanks,
Guna
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by:mitsubishiGalant
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High - > will display the labels on the top, low-> will display the labels on the bottom.

Guna
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by:sweasel
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Good one.

This is one of two settings I didn't mess with so now I'm going to plaay with the other one.

Thanks again.
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