# Can I make a custom x-axis??

#### South_Florida

##### New Member
I need my x axis to range from 100-2500 but I want it to appear as intervals as 500 with the initial starting value of 100 not being shown. The axis should read 500,1000,1500,2000,2500. Can this be done and how?

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#### pgc01

##### MrExcel MVP
Hi

Remark: When you post about a chart it's important to say what is the chart type
This solution will work for some chart types.

You have to make your own X-axis.

Steps:
1 - Set the minimum value for the default X-axis to 100 and hide it. To hide the axis, in the Format Axis set "Major tick mark type", "Minor tick mark type" and "Axis labels" all to "None"
2 - Add the line that will be your axis: Add a scatter series with points where you want the labels. All with Y=0. In your case the points (100,0), (500,0), (1000,0)
3 - Add labels to the points

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#### South_Florida

##### New Member
Sorry, I'm using an XY scatter plot.

I've done step one but I'm stuck on two. I've added points (500,0), (1000,0)..etc but how will they appear on my chart? How do I add labels to them?

#### South_Florida

##### New Member
Okay disregard that last post I figured it out. However, I'm recording a macro and my code for the second series (the one used for (500,0), (1000,0)..etc) gives me trouble when I open a new .txt file as the macro copied the name of the file I used to record the macro with as shown below

ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(2).XValues = "='Pure Ethanol 12May16'!\$O\$1:\$O\$5"
ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(2).Values = "='Pure Ethanol 12May16'!\$P\$1:\$P\$5"

I just tried simplifying it down to

ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(2).XValues = "=!\$O\$1:\$O\$5"'

but that did not help. Do you have a suggestion here?

#### pgc01

##### MrExcel MVP
I just tried simplifying it down to

ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(2).XValues = "=!\$O\$1:\$O\$5"'

but that did not help. Do you have a suggestion here?

Hi

If you mean that you want to assign the XValues a range in the active sheet, you can use:

Code:
``        ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(2).XValues = ActiveSheet.Range("\$O\$1:\$O\$5")``

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