How to hide points on the chart axis

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 2007 chart

To hide some points in the Excel 2007 chart axis, do the following:

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

popup Excel 2007

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

    3.    Change the field Format Code:

# ###;- # ###;;

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 Excel 2007

    4.    Click the Add button.

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