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How to hide zero in chart axis in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-09-18

Generally, when creating a chart, the axis is beginning with zero as shown as below. But sometimes, you want to hide the zero in the chart axis for good look. Here this tutorial will tell you the method on hiding zero in chart axis in Excel.


Hide zero in chart axis

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Hiding zero in chart axis is not complex in Excel, please just do as follow:

1. Right click at the axis you want to hide zero, and select Format Axis from the context menu.


2. In Format Axis dialog, click Number in left pane, and select Custom from Category list box, then type #"" in to Format Code text box, then click Add to add this code into Type list box. See screenshot:


3. Click Close to exist the dialog. Now the zero in chart axis is hidden.


Tip: For showing zero in chart axis, go back to Format Axis dialog, and click Number > Custom. Select #,##0;-#,##0 in the Type list box.

Note: In Excel 2013, you need to click Number tab to expand its option, and select Custom from the Category drop down list, then type #"" in the Format Code box, and click the Add button.


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