MS Excel axis labels overlap in charts (what can you do about it)

If you build charts in MS Excel you may discover that some charts (especially ones that have positive and negative numbers) don’t look great as the axis labels overlap the data.

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As shown below, the April label overlaps the data for the first bill.

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There is a really quick fix for this.

As shown below:

  1. Right click on the Axis
  2. Choose the Format Axis option
  3. Open the Labels dropdown
  4. For label position change it to ‘Low’
axis labels overlap

The end result is you eliminate the labels overlapping the chart and it is easier to understand what you are seeing .

axis labels overlap

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