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Excel2003: Axis labels are truncated

  1. #1
    David Burr
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    Excel2003: Axis labels are truncated

    I would be grateful if someone could help me with this problem as despite
    throwing a lot of time at it I cannot seem to find a solution.

    I have a horizontal bar chart with labels against the side axis. The labels
    are being truncated.

    Is there a way to force Excel to devote more space to the labels and less to
    the chart? As I resize the chart it doesn't seem to allow me to devote more
    space to the labels.

    At one stage in desparation I considered using a text box to display the
    labels. However having separate text boxes for each of the 30 different data
    points on 8 different charts just isn't workable. If I could find a way of
    having just one text box for each chart and setting the contents of the box
    to equal the values in the spreadsheet that would I guess be ok. The problem
    I had was inserting carriage returns so that each label would appear on a
    new line in the text box. I couldn't crack that so I went back to trying to
    resize the width of the chart labels relative to the chart itself.

    Many thanks for any help


    David Burr



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    Barb Reinhardt
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    Re: Excel2003: Axis labels are truncated

    I've added a couple of spaces and a period to "fix" this and then format the
    period so that it's the same color as the background. Unfortunately, I've
    had difficulty doing even that lately.

    "David Burr" <david@*deletethisbit*chezburr.com> wrote in message
    news:zX69f.9264$sA4.1832@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
    >I would be grateful if someone could help me with this problem as despite
    >throwing a lot of time at it I cannot seem to find a solution.
    >
    > I have a horizontal bar chart with labels against the side axis. The
    > labels are being truncated.
    >
    > Is there a way to force Excel to devote more space to the labels and less
    > to the chart? As I resize the chart it doesn't seem to allow me to devote
    > more space to the labels.
    >
    > At one stage in desparation I considered using a text box to display the
    > labels. However having separate text boxes for each of the 30 different
    > data points on 8 different charts just isn't workable. If I could find a
    > way of having just one text box for each chart and setting the contents of
    > the box to equal the values in the spreadsheet that would I guess be ok.
    > The problem I had was inserting carriage returns so that each label would
    > appear on a new line in the text box. I couldn't crack that so I went back
    > to trying to resize the width of the chart labels relative to the chart
    > itself.
    >
    > Many thanks for any help
    >
    >
    > David Burr
    >




  3. #3
    David Burr
    Guest

    Re: Excel2003: Axis labels are truncated

    Thanks for your reply but I can't see how adding extra characters would
    help. My current problem is that Excel won't devote enough space to
    displaying the current contents of the labels. If I add characters won't it
    worsen the situation?

    Is there really no fix for the underlying problem? Seems like a real
    deficiency!


    "Barb Reinhardt" <reply@tonewsgroup.com> wrote in message
    news:OBm19Ta3FHA.128@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > I've added a couple of spaces and a period to "fix" this and then format
    > the period so that it's the same color as the background. Unfortunately,
    > I've had difficulty doing even that lately.
    >
    > "David Burr" <david@*deletethisbit*chezburr.com> wrote in message
    > news:zX69f.9264$sA4.1832@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
    >>I would be grateful if someone could help me with this problem as despite
    >>throwing a lot of time at it I cannot seem to find a solution.
    >>
    >> I have a horizontal bar chart with labels against the side axis. The
    >> labels are being truncated.
    >>
    >> Is there a way to force Excel to devote more space to the labels and less
    >> to the chart? As I resize the chart it doesn't seem to allow me to devote
    >> more space to the labels.
    >>
    >> At one stage in desparation I considered using a text box to display the
    >> labels. However having separate text boxes for each of the 30 different
    >> data points on 8 different charts just isn't workable. If I could find a
    >> way of having just one text box for each chart and setting the contents
    >> of the box to equal the values in the spreadsheet that would I guess be
    >> ok. The problem I had was inserting carriage returns so that each label
    >> would appear on a new line in the text box. I couldn't crack that so I
    >> went back to trying to resize the width of the chart labels relative to
    >> the chart itself.
    >>
    >> Many thanks for any help
    >>
    >>
    >> David Burr
    >>

    >
    >




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