How to move Y axis to left/right/middle in Excel chart?

If you have received a chart sheet and you want to move the Y axis to a new location, how can you solve it? Actually, the Y axis can be moved to left, right or middle as you need. In this article, I tell you how to move the Y axis in Excel chart.

Move Y axis to left/right/middle

Move Y axis to left/right/middle

Here is a section called Vertical axis crosses can help you to move Y axis to anywhere as you need.

Double click at the X axis (horizontal axis) to display the Format Axis pane. See screenshot:
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If you are in Excel 2010 or 2007, it will open the Format Axis dialog.
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Then if you want to move the Y axis to the left, check Automatic in the Vertical axis crosses section.
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If you want to move the Y axis to the right, check At maximum category in Vertical axis crosses section.
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If you want to move the Y axis to the middle, you can type the number into At category number text box.
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In Excel 2010 or 2007, specify the option in Vertical axis crosses section.
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    D Mullins · 1 years ago
    This doesn't work if the X axis range is all negative. Automatic and max both force it to the right, in that case. They should have included "Left" or "Minimum" as an option for such cases