Horizontal axis

Horizontal axis (categories) dialog box allows changing various horizontal axis options and is quite similar to Vertical axis dialog box described above.
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To open "Horizontal axis" window click "Options & Data" menu and choose "Horizontal axis" item or click "Options & Data" tab at Quick access panel and press "Horizontal axis" button. Lets overview all available controls:

  • Visible

      "Visible" checkbox allows you to toggle horizontal axis visibility. This control is a replicated copy of checkbox next to "Horizontal axis" button at "Options & Data" tab.

  •   Patterns

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 "Patterns" tab allows modifying horizontal axis display and has 3 different panels grouped together by functionality:

  •   Line

            "Weight" spinbox defines axis width in pixel. "Color" control displays currently selected axis color and allows changing it using color selection dialog. "Draw ticks only" checkbox enables/disables horizontal line visibility.

  •  Major tick

            To change major ticks positions choose one of the available options: None, Inside, Outside or Cross. "None" removes major ticks; "Inside"/"Outside"/"Cross" places major ticks to the left/right or at the center of horizontal line. "Length" spinbox defines the length of the major ticks in pixels. "Weight" sets/changes major ticks width in pixels. "Color" control displays current major ticks color and opacity values and allows changing them using color selection dialog.

  •  Minor tick

            "Minor tick" settings and options are identical to major tick’s ones described above.

  • Scale

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      "Scale" tab allows changing location where horizontal axis (categories) crosses vertical axis (series). You may choose from "Crosses at maximum value", "Crosses at minimum value" and "Crosses at zero". Possible variations are shown in the pictures below:

Crosses at maximum valueCrosses at minimum valueCrosses at zero
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  •  Label
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      "Label" tab contains options to modify horizontal axis label parameters.

      "Visible" checkbox toggles label visibility. "Labels/Axis margin" spinbox defines the gap between labels and horizontal axis. "Color" control displays currently selected label color. Click the button to open color selection dialog and change label color. "Font" control displays currently selected text’s size, family etc. Click the button to open font selection dialog and modify text parameters. "Background" displays labels background color and allows changing it using color selection dialog. "Border" allows modifying border style by selecting from different options: None, Line, Raised Etched, Lowered Etched, Raised Bevel and Lowered Bevel. "Value (Y) axis crosses between categories" option allows changing labels position related to categories (applicable for Column, Line and Area chart types). Possible values are: "Between categories" and "At categories".

  • Title

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      "Title" tab allows modifying horizontal axis title parameters.
      "Visible" checkbox toggles title visibility. "Text" field sets horizontal title description. "Title/Labels margin" spinbox defines the gap between labels and title. "Color" control displays currently selected title color. Click the button to open color selection dialog and change title color. "Font" control displays currently selected text’s size, family etc. Click the button to open font selection dialog and modify title text parameters. "Background" displays title background color and allows changing it using color selection dialog. "Border" allows modifying border style by selecting from different options: None, Line, Raised Etched, Lowered Etched, Raised Bevel and Lowered Bevel. Change it to meet your needs.

  • Arrow

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      "Arrow" tab offers selection of the arrow form and size from different available presets.