Modifying Axis Labels

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 23, 2014)

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Depending on the type of chart that you create in a spreadsheet, Sheets may include axis labels. These labels are used to specify values that are displayed in the chart. It is entirely possible that you may want to modify the appearance of the axis labels to better suit your needs. Follow these steps:

  1. Insert your chart as you normally would.
  2. Click once on the labels you want to modify. (Your chart may have labels that appear along either the vertical or horizontal axes. Click the one you want to change.) Sheets displays a small control for the labels. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. Modifying the axis labels.

  4. Use the controls offered to modify the appearance of the axis labels (bold, italic, size, etc.).
  5. Click elsewhere in your spreadsheet to accept your changes.

You should note that the controls offered for the labels will differ, depending on the characteristics of your chart and which axis the labels are associated with. For instance, the horizontal axis labels may include a control that allows you to adjust the angle at which the labels appear. This type of control may not be available for the vertical axis labels.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2015-07-01 14:27:37

Jerry Rogers

THank you for the information. Please address the issue of ADDING labels if they are not automatically generated.


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