Configure the category axis for Bar and Line charts

  1. If you have not already done so, insert a chart by selecting it from the Insert menu, or double-click an existing chart to access the chart's configuration panel.

  2. Access the Category Axis tab.

  3. NOTE: If you do not see the Category Axis tab, ensure you are configuring a Bar or Line chart. The Value Axis tab and Category Axis tabs do not appear for Pie charts.

  4. If you want the axis to be displayed, select the Show Axis check box.

  5. From the Orientation list box, select Bottom or Top to display the axis on either the bottom or the top of the chart (Bottom is the default).

  6. To change the color of the category axis and its tick marks, click the Axis Color button and select a new color from the color palette.

  7. If you want a title to display on the category axis, select the Show Title check box and enter the title in the Axis Title box. If you do not want a title, clear the Show Title check box.

  8. If you want to change the orientation of the category axis labels, from the Rotate Labels list box, select the orientation. 0 degrees is left to right, 90 and -90 degrees are top to bottom (flipped left or right).

  9. If you set the labels to 90 or -90 degrees, you must enter a Max Label size as well.