## What is the y-axis of a chart Excel?

Most chart types have two axes: a horizontal axis (or x-axis) and a vertical axis (or y-axis).

## Does y-axis mean up or down?

The x-axis and y-axis are two lines that create the coordinate plane. The x-axis is a horizontal line and the y-axis is a vertical line. Reminder: the x-axis really runs left and right, and the y-axis runs up and down.

**How do you get the Y axis percentage in Excel?**

1. Select the source data, and then create a chart with clicking the Insert Scatter (X, Y) and Bubble Chart (or Scatter) > Scatter with Smooth lines on the Insert tab. 2. In the new chart, right click the axis where you want to show labels as percentages, and select Format Axis from the right-clicking menu.

### What is another name for the y-axis?

axis of ordinates

Also called axis of ordinates. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually vertical, along which the ordinate is measured and from which the abscissa is measured.

### How do you add percentages to the Y axis?

(1) In Excel 2013’s Format Axis pane, expand the Number group on the Axis Options tab, click the Category box and select Percentage from the drop down list, and then in the Decimal Places box type 0.

**Can I add a third axis in Excel?**

Create a 3 Axis Graph in Excel Unfortunately, there isn’t native functionality to create one, but we can fake one by creating another data series with a constant x-value, like I’ve done in the image below.

#### How do I add a right axis to a chart in Excel?

Add or remove a secondary axis in a chart in Excel

- Select a chart to open Chart Tools.
- Select Design > Change Chart Type.
- Select Combo > Cluster Column – Line on Secondary Axis.
- Select Secondary Axis for the data series you want to show.
- Select the drop-down arrow and choose Line.
- Select OK.

#### What is another name for the y-axis of a bar graph?

For information on series and categories, see Headings in the Data Range and How Each Chart Type Displays Series and Categories. The Y axis is vertical on most charts (except for bar charts, where the Y axis is horizontal). Because it displays values, the Y axis is also called the value axis.

**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 break y axis in Excel?

Click the “Text Box” tool. Drag it beside “10” on the y-axis and type “10”. Draw text boxes beside each of the other numbers in the y-axis, typing “500” beside “50.” Double-click a number in the y-axis. Click the “Color and Lines” tab. Select “None” in the “Tick Mark Labels” section.

## How do I create a vertical axis in Excel?

1. Select the chart. 2. Click the + button on the right side of the chart, click the arrow next to Axis Titles and then click the check box next to Primary Vertical. 3. Enter a vertical axis title. For example, Visitors.

**How do you add vertical lines in Excel?**

To add a vertical line to an Excel line chart, carry out these steps: Select your source data and make a line graph (Inset tab > Chats group > Line). Set up the data for the vertical line in this way: In one cell (E1), type the text label for the data point at which you want to draw a line exactly as it appears in your source data.