Selecting Text Orientation for an Axis in Microsoft Graph

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 20, 2014)

As you are working with a chart in Microsoft Graph, you might find if helpful to change how text appears on an axis. For instance, you might want the text to be vertical instead of horizontal. Microsoft Graph makes it easy to change this:

  1. Select the axis whose text you wish to alter. Do this by clicking on the axis with the mouse.
  2. Choose Selected Axis from the Format menu. Microsoft Graph displays the Format Axis dialog box.
  3. Make sure the Alignment tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Alignment tab of the Format Axis dialog box

  5. Specify an orientation for the text, in degrees. You can pick any setting from 90 degrees to -90 degrees. You can also click on the vertical orientation bar, at the left side of the dialog box.
  6. 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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