# What is the y axis in Excel?

## What is the y axis in Excel?

By default, Microsoft Office Excel determines the minimum and maximum scale values of the vertical (value) axis, also known as the y axis, when you create a chart. However, you can customize the scale to better meet your needs.

## How do you graph XY and Y axis in Excel?

For Microsoft Excel 2007, you’ll enter your data, highlight it, and select a 3-D graph option from the ‘Insert’ tab. Once you’ve chosen a graph, you can go under the ‘Design’ tab, choose your series (x, y, or z), and click ‘Format Selection’ to make any modifications you want.

**How do I change the Y axis scale in Excel?**

Changing the Axis Scale

- Right-click on the axis whose scale you want to change. Excel displays a Context menu for the axis.
- Choose Format Axis from the Context menu.
- Make sure the Scale tab is selected.
- Adjust the scale settings, as desired.
- Click on OK.

**How do I add a second vertical axis in Excel scatter plot?**

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- On your scatter chart, right-click on the data series (must have at least two data series) that you want to put on the secondary Y axis.
- Select Format Data Series.
- Select the Axis tab.
- Select the Secondary Axis option.
- OK.

### How do I change the axis scale in Excel 2021?

Right-click on the Horizontal Axis and choose Format axis. Select Axis Options. Under Units, click on the box next to Major and type in the interval number you want.

### How do I change the scale on a graph in Excel?

To adjust the scale of a graph, right-click on the vertical axis of the graph, just where you see the values. Select ‘Format Axis’, after which you’ll see a pane with additional options appear on the right. In ‘Axis Options’, we can set the graph bounds and units as needed.

**Why can’t I add a secondary axis in Excel?**

If your chart has two or more data series, only then you will have the option to select one of the data series and use Format Data Series to plot the selected data series on a Secondary axis. If your chart has only one data series, the secondary axis option is disabled.

**How to make two y axis in chart in Excel?**

1) Select a chart to open Chart Tools . 2) Select Design > Change Chart Type . 3) Select Combo > Cluster Column – Line on Secondary Axis . 4) Select Secondary Axis for the data series you want to show. 5) Select the drop-down arrow and choose Line . 6) Select OK . See More…

## How do you swap X and y axis in Excel?

To switch between the X and Y axis in a scatter chart in Excel, please do as follows: 1. Right-click the scatter chart and click Select Data in the context menu. See screenshot: 2. In the popping out Select Data Source dialog box, please click to highlight the Y column, and then click the Edit button in the Legend Entries (Series) section.

## What is the x axis?

Definition of x-axis. 1 : the axis in a plane Cartesian coordinate system parallel to which abscissas are measured. 2 : one of the three axes in a three-dimensional rectangular coordinate system.

**What is the Y axis on a chart?**

Other examples of a y-axis Help position and keep track of the mouse cursor on the screen. A character or another object in a computer game that moves up and down on the screen has a y-axis value that determines its location. With a chart, the y-axis is the data expressed vertically.