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Simple stupid Excel 2013 question I can't find answer to

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Tom Seeley, Oct 18, 2017.

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  1. Tom Seeley

    Tom Seeley Thread Starter

    Jun 25, 2006
    I can't believe I can't find the answer to this simple question in the "help" screens for Excel 2013 but I can't, so I'll ask here!

    I'm running Excel 2013 on a Dell desktop with the latest windows, etc. No problems at all with the program itself.

    I've created a simple line chart of X and Y values showing stock value vs stock price under two alternative strategies for owning the stock. The X axis (stock price) runs from $6 to $20 but the Y axis (stock position values) runs from a high of $10,000 to a low of -$5,000. The graph itself looks exactly right, except the labels for the X prices running from $6 to $20 appear right under the $0 value line on the Y axis, instead of below the entire graph where I want them. So the graph looks dorky, with the labels for the X axis in the middle of the picture instead of below it.

    For the life of me, I can't figure how to move the labels to below the graph itself. Nothing I see when I right-click "format axis" moves those labels.

    Can someone please help me out here? It's obviously not a showstopper since the graph is correct, but I'm a stickler for appearances, and besides, after banging my head against the wall most of the day yesterday, I'm ticked off at myself and I just wanna know how to do it!
  2. draceplace


    Jun 8, 2001
    Posting a sample excel of the graph would make understand the problem 10x easier.
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