How to hide points on the chart axis

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Sometimes you need to omit some points of the chart axis, e.g., the zero point. This tip will show you how to hide certain points on the chart axis using custom label format.
Hide zero point in the Excel 2003 chart

To hide some points in the Excel 2003 chart axis, do the following:

   1.   Right-click in the axis and choose Format Axis... in the popup menu:

popup in the Excel 2003

   2.   In the Format Axis dialog box, on the Number tab, select Custom category.

   3.   Change the field Type:

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The first applies to positive values, the second to negative values, and the third to zero (for more details see Conditional formatting of chart axes).

Format Axis in the Excel 2003

   4.   Click the OK button.

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