Need PivotChart x axis to cross Y axis at minimum Y axis value

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Need PivotChart x axis to cross Y axis at minimum Y axis value

Postby QWFyb24 » Sat, 18 Aug 2007 10:01:23 GMT

I see an option to have x cross y at max y, but how can I say min y?

Re: Need PivotChart x axis to cross Y axis at minimum Y axis value

Postby Del Cotter » Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:51:00 GMT

On Thu, 16 Aug 2007, in microsoft.public.excel.charting,
Aaron < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > said:

Jon Peltier taught me this one when I grumbled about the absence of a 
"min y" check box. As it turns out, setting the x crossing to some 
absurdly low figure like -999, far below the y axis minimum, does not 
make the x axis disappear, or ignore the figure and stay at the default 
zero. Instead it makes the x axis cross at, not below the y axis 
minimum, which is just what we wanted!

It works, it's just not documented anywhere in the manuals or help 
files. Incidentally, setting the crossing to some absurdly *large* 
number also causes the x axis to be at the maximum, but defaults to 
"tick mark labels Low" whereas setting the x axis crossing to maximum 
via the check box defaults to "tick mark labels High". This appears to 
be the main function of the high x axis crossing check box.

PS I suspect your axis will reset every time you refresh your 
PivotChart, which is just Microsoft not properly implementing stable 
table and chart formats for Pivot Tables/Charts. In theory you can even 
make panel charts in PivotCharts, but woe to he who presses "Refresh" 
after all that work!

(does this show a need for a third party add-in that detects all the 
deviations from default format, and saves them to be re-applied after 
Refresh?)

-- 
Del Cotter
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