How to rotate axis labels in chart in Excel?
Sometimes, the axis labels in chart are so long that the labels are huddled together as shown as below screenshot. If you do not want to resize the chart size to meet the labels, you can rotate the axis labels to show the labels clearly in Excel.
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Please follow these steps:
Rotate axis labels in Excel 2007/2010
1. Right click at the axis you want to rotate its labels, select Format Axis from the context menu. See screenshot:
2. In the Format Axis dialog, click Alignment tab and go to the Text Layout section to select the direction you need from the list box of Text direction. See screenshot:
3. Close the dialog, then you can see the axis labels are rotated.
Rotate axis labels in chart of Excel 2013
If you are using Microsoft Excel 2013, you can rotate the axis labels with following steps:
1. Go to the chart and right click its axis labels you will rotate, and select the Format Axis from the context menu.
2. In the Format Axis pane in the right, click the Size & Properties button, click the Text direction box, and specify one direction from the drop down list. See screen shot below:
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agomakasih broooo
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoHi, if I have 2 lines text (AXIS CATEGORY) and I want to change the orientation only for the second text (from the bottom), it's possible? I followed all the steps, but only the first field changed.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoI dont know if you found a solution, but I have the same problem now, and would very much apreciate if someone could tell me how to do it.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoHow about a "Rotate axis labels in chart of Excel 2016"? If they haven't removed that capability, they've sure hidden it well.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoRight click x-axis --> format axis --> text options --> click the third image tab --> text box --> keep as horizontal and under custom angle, enter -45. Took too long to figure that out, but it worked!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoThank you! This worked for me!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoThank you!!! I've been trying to rotate some titles that way for a LONG time in Office 365. Why the h wouldn't they at least keep good functionality from earlier versions? Drives me batty the way the programs seem to keep getting less usable.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoThank you, it wouldn't allow me to enter 135 degrees so I was wondering about it!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoI found it. select the axis you want. I should form a box around the labels, and then right click. Select format axis. A menu on the right hand side will appear.
Now is the question of how to turn the labels to an angle other than 0-90-180-270.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoCant find it. Hate Microsoft and its constant tinkering with something that used to work well. Dislike the ribbon bar with a passion. Takes more mouse clicks to do the same thing vs the drop down menus of 2003
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoCustom Angle, right beneath Text Direction :)
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoI didn't find it. I'm almost about to give up. Word 2016 sucks.