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How can I reverse the order of the bar chart bars inside the chart editor

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Dear Experts,
I have to do a lot of work with bar charts and I have the following task that needs to be done often.

I have created a frequency table that lists the number of people with exams scores that have values between zero and twelve. I have arranged the cells in descending order as shown in columns A and B of the attached spreadsheet.

When I select the cells and insert a bar chart it creates a bar chart with the column for "12" on the left hand edge and the zero bar on the right.  Can I flip the order INSIDE THE CHART EDITOR so that the zero bar is on the left and the "12" bar is on the right.  I realize that I can achieve this by deleting my chart, returning to the data and then re-sorting them.

My question specifically relates to the question: "Can I reverse the order of the bars inside the chart editor".
Sincerely,
Phil
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Glenn Ray earned 2000 total points
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Yes, if you double-click the x-axis, you should see a new dialog box titled "Format Axis".  There is an option "Categories in reverse order" that will change the displayed order.
 chart reverse axis order
Regards,
-Glenn
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by:Philip-David Truscott
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Brilliant. Thanks for the quick response
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