Customize vertical axis
Axes provide quantitative and categorical scales that are used to label and assign values to the visual objects on a chart. Most chart types have two axes: a horizontal axis (or x-axis) and a vertical axis (or y-axis). In Charts, you can customize the look and feel of both the horizontal and vertical axis. Here's how to access the vertical axis setting.
- In the upper-right corner, click Edit.
- In the right-hand sidebar, click Vertical Axis.
Sometimes, it's perfectly clear what a chart is all about just from looking at it. However, there will be times when your audiences might not know what the axes represent. This is when setting up the axis title comes in handy.
- In the Vertical Axis section, click the checkbox next to Title to enable the title.
- From the Title rotation dropdown, select the orientation of the axis title text.
- At the top of the chart, click Axis Title and enter the title of the axis.
In addition to including the axis title, you can customize the actual axis itself. Here are the settings available in the right-hand sidebar.
- To enable the axis line, click the checkbox next to Axis.
- To add horizontal grid lines in the chart, click the checkbox next to Grid lines.
- To add tick marks on the axis line, click the checkbox next to Tick marks.
Axis labels are shown next to the vertical axis to help readers discern between different values represented on the axis. In Charts, you can customize both the format and the angle of the labels to suit your particular data.
- In the Vertical Axis section, click the checkbox next to Labels Visible to enable or disable labels.
- From the Format dropdown, select the format that works best for your labels, whether they're percentage, number, or currency.
- Click the checkmark next to Allow decimals in labels if you want to display decimals.
You can customize the axes even further when creating a new theme.