Making the Y axis cut the x axis at 0,0

blondnc

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Hi there. I know it sound like a really simple thing but its really stumped me.

Instead of the y axis being on the left hand side, i wish for it to cut at 0,0. I have positive and negative values and I need it to be in the centre instead of on the left.

I have tried formatting both the axis and it would appear that the x axis already cuts the y axis in the right posistion so i need to format the x axis to make the y axis cut it at 0,0. I have already tried typing in 0 instead of 1 and it keeps saying it need to be number more than or equal to 1.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nicole
 

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Andrew Poulsom

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Welcome to the Board.

If it's an XY (Scatter) chart, right click the x axis and choose Format axis. On the Scale tab enter a zero for Value (Y) axis crosses at and click OK.
 

blondnc

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Thanks for the quick reply. However as i said before it is not letting me put int the value 0, it says it has to be 1 or above.

To confirm we are looking at the same thing I have gone format x axis > scale > Value (y) axis crosses at category number : 1

Thanks again, Nicole
 

Andrew Poulsom

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It seems you have a Line Chart rather than an XY (Scatter) chart. In that case the x axis contains categories, not values. If you have 3 categories, -1, 0 and 1, enter 2 against Value (Y) axis crosses at category number and uncheck Value(Y) axis crosses between categories.
 

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