Excel charts let you illustrate your workbook data graphically to see trends. Learn how to format charts in Excel in this free lesson.
We've previously made reference to a Y axis and an X axis in Excel. In Excel, a graph represents a data in two dimensions. The number of items sold in January is data on two dimensions: number of items and month. The number of items might be plotted on the Y axis, while the month may be plotted on the X axis. The Y axis runs up and down on the graph, while the X axis runs left to right.
When formatting the axis labels in your chart, you can adjust the numbers on the scale of the chart, as well as change font, color, and style.
You can also use the angle axis buttons on the chart toolbar to change the angle of the value and category axis.