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How to move bars closer together in Excel bar chart?

When you insert a bar chart in Excel, there are some gaps between bars in default, how can you move the bars closer together as below screenshot shown? In this article, I will tell you the method.

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Move bars closer together in an Excel bar chart


Move bars closer together in an Excel bar chart


To move bars much closer, you can edit the gap width.

1. Right-click on the data series and select Format Data Series from the context menu. See screenshot:
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2. Then in the Format Data Series pane, change the data in Gap Width to resize the gaps between the bars, the smaller the data is the much loser the bars together.
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If in Excel 2007 or 2010, you can change the Gap Width in the Format Data Series dialog.
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