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 specific points on the chart axis using a custom label format.
Hide zero point in the Excel 365 chart

To hide some points in the Excel for Microsoft 365 chart axis, do the following:

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

Format Axes in popup Excel 365

   2.   On the Format Axis task pane, in the Number group, select Custom category and then change the field Format Code:

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

Format Axis Excel 365

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).

   3.   Click the Add button.

See also this tip in French: Comment masquer des points sur l'axe du graphique.

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