How to Change the Scale on an Excel Graph (Super Quick)

Today we’re gonna see a super quick way how to change the scale on an Excel graph to make your graphs easy to read.

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How to Adjust the Scale of a Graph

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.

But let’s go through it step by step.

How to Change the Scale of Vertical Axis in Excel

Currently, the bottom bound value is 0 and the upper bound value is 400.

To improve the readability of the graph, let’s change the upper bound to 160. When we press Enter, Excel displays the changes in the graph, which makes the data clearer and easy on the eye.

At the same time, we can adjust the units displayed on the vertical axis. Now, the unit value is 20, which means that the difference between the numbers on this axis is 20.

If we change the ‘Major’ units value from 20 to 40 and press Enter, the units on the vertical axis will change based on the adjusted settings.

This is a handy way to change scaling in a graph according to your needs.

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