Extending Area Graph

Folks,
In the image below, is it possible to extend the area graph beginning in January, which would be butting on the vertical axis) and ending in December, rather than the1/2 for those two months?
  Extend area graph
Frank FreeseAsked:
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
I have found the issue with the chart. You have two columns of data for the axis labels, 2010 and 2011 and then J to D for the months.

If you change the axis range to just the months, changing the setting I described does as I said.

However, bit of playing and got round it, but slightly different appearance.

Still change option to "On tick marks". and also further down the Axis Format pane expand the labels section and untick the Multi-Level Category labels and change the Interval between labels from "Automatic" to "Specify interval unit" and enter value 1.

The labels on the axis will go all horrid. Still on the Format axis menu select the Size and Properties tab at the top, square with sizing lines top and left. Change the text direction option to something different and then back to Horizontal.

Job done, difference being the years are below the January label.

Thanks
Rob

PS EDIT: Using Excel 2013. If you're not and don't see these options, bear with me until tomorrow, work PC has Excel 2010 and will check it there.
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Right click on the bottom axis and select Format Axis.

In the left hand pane select Axis Options and at the bottom of the right hand pane there are 2 options for Position Axis. i suspect yours is set to "Between Tick marks". Choose the other option, "On tick Marks".

Thanks
Rob
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
Rob,
I tried that with no change. This may not be possible.
Frank
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
That is bizarre, I created a very simple graph and flicking between the two axis options created/cleared the dead space between the plot and the vertical axis.

Can you upload the file to see if there is another setting that needs changing? It is certainly possible to do this, as I have done it.

Thanks
Rob H
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
Sure - file attached
AreaGraph.xlsx
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
Thanks - I use both 2010 and 2013
Good job
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
thank you
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