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Excel 2010 Graph Axis incorrect

Posted on 2013-01-16
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Hi Experts,

I am new to 2010 and can't figure out why my date axis won't conform to my actual data points.  Excel keeps putting the date at the first of the month, however, my data points are at the end of the month.  I keep playing with the axis formatting and can't seem to get the axis to correspond to month end dates.

Thanks!
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Try changing the axis type to a category axis and not timescale
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...thanks, however, it changed to the attached and now I can't seem to select the axis to figure out how to distribute the axis across the entire graph.
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..oops, sorry...
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A workbook would be more useful so we could see the settings and ranges in use ;)
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You can select any part of a chart by clicking the chart, then use the Chart Tools > Layout ribbon. On the very left there is a drop down for all chart elements. Select the X axis and then click "Format Selection".

With a category axis, you need to select just the populated cells if you want the data points to expand to the width of the chart.
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Between the two answers I was able to fix it, but I had to start over, for some reason I couldn't seem to edit the original chart.  Thanks!
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