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Show the 0 on the Vertical Axis

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Experts, how do I show the 0 in 2016?

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA Expert
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Double click the Vertical Axis or Right click it and choose Format Axis and in there under the Axis Options, change the Minimum Bounds to 0.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Make sure you are using the XLXS format and not Compatibility Mode.  Then review this Microsoft Article and the screenshot below.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Change-the-scale-of-the-vertical-value-axis-in-a-chart-05973661-e56a-4486-a9f3-f9ce41df0021

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Not sure why it is not displaying a 0.  I double clicked the vertical and I see the options and I change the minimum to 0 but it doesnt save it and keeps changing it back to 10.  

any advice?

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA Expert
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I was talking about to change -200.0 to 0.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Also change Auto to Fixed in all the settings in your screen above.  And try a new worksheet to see if it is a worksheet issue.
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<I was talking about to change -200.0 to 0.
OK but I do have negative numbers in another graph (different from the one posted).
I did make the change and it does say 0 but if I do have negatives then it no longer is correct.  

Knowing I have negatives, does this change something?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Negative numbers should work if Auto is disabled everywhere. Did you try a different worksheet?
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA Expert
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If you have negative values, why would you like to show 0 on the vertical axis. If is it set to auto, it will adjust the vertical axis as per the values.
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I want to see the 0 for visual purposes.  I havent tried a new sheet but will in the am.  Not at computer now.  I am on euro time.  Have a good day... Thanks for the help.
Rob HensonFinance Analyst
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Is it just the number formatting? Maybe the formatting that you have chosen does not show zero value and the chart axis has the "Linked to Source" option ticked.
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Hi Rob, what would be the formatting to show 0?
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