Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Chart Axes
Figure 7-23: The lower chart uses display units of millions.
An axis also has tick marks — the short lines that depict the scale units and are perpendicular to the
axis. In the Axis Options dialog box, you can select the type of tick mark for the major units and the
minor units. The options are as follows:
➤ None: No tick marks
➤ Inside: Tick marks on the inside of the axis only
➤ Outside: Tick marks on the outside of the axis only
➤ Cross: Tick marks on both sides of the axis
You can also control the position of the tick mark labels. The options are as follows:
➤ None: No labels.
➤ Low: For a horizontal axis, labels appear at the bottom of the plot area; for a vertical axis,
labels appear to the left of the plot area.
➤ High: For a horizontal axis, labels appear at the top of the plot area; for a vertical axis, labels
appear to the right of the plot area.
➤ Next to axis: Labels appear next to the axis (the default setting).