Controlling the Display of Chart Axes in Microsoft Graph

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 1, 2014)

Depending on the type of chart you are developing in Microsoft Graph, your graph can have two or three axes. (XY or XZ for two-dimensional charts, and XYZ for three-dimensional.) If you are using a pie chart, there are no axes at all. If your chart uses axes, Microsoft Graph lets you control whether a certain axis is displayed. You do this as follows:

  1. Select Chart Options from the Chart menu. Microsoft Graph displays the Chart Options dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Axes tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Axes tab of the Chart Options dialog box

  4. Click on the check box for the axis you want to affect. For instance, click on the X axis if you want to turn it on or off. A check mark in the check box for an axis means it will be displayed.
  5. Click on OK.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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