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```How do I get my date axes (the horizontal axes) to start at zero followed by
the first day of the month.
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WH99
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5/26/2008 12:29:00 PM
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```Hi,

If your dates are entered in the spreadsheet as dates then you may have
problems - Excel stores dates as numbers so today is 39594 and 0 would be
January 0, 1900.  This would tend to spread the x-axis out quite a ways.  If
your dates are not entered as dates then make the first entry 0,0 - that is
put another entry in the data area whose date value is 0 and whose value is
0.  There are potential problems with this approach - each entry will be
spaced equidistant apart on the x-axis, but that may work for you.

Cheers,
Shane Devenshire

"WH99" wrote:

> How do I get my date axes (the horizontal axes) to start at zero followed by
> the first day of the month.
> --
> WH99
```
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5/26/2008 9:50:00 PM
```You could just place the day number into a range next to the dates, use this
as the X values, and create an XY chart. The X axis of the XY chart is a
value axis which you can format to start at 0.

- Jon
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Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
Tutorials and Custom Solutions
Peltier Technical Services, Inc. - http://PeltierTech.com
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"WH99" <WH99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How do I get my date axes (the horizontal axes) to start at zero followed
> by
> the first day of the month.
> --
> WH99

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jonxlmvpNO (4558)
5/26/2008 11:49:06 PM
```Thanks Jon, I shall try that.
--
WH99

"Jon Peltier" wrote:

> You could just place the day number into a range next to the dates, use this
> as the X values, and create an XY chart. The X axis of the XY chart is a
> value axis which you can format to start at 0.
>
> - Jon
> -------
> Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP
> Tutorials and Custom Solutions
> Peltier Technical Services, Inc. - http://PeltierTech.com
> _______
>
>
> "WH99" <WH99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3B193136-6641-4110-8F26-26C12CD5D5C6@microsoft.com...
> > How do I get my date axes (the horizontal axes) to start at zero followed
> > by
> > the first day of the month.
> > --
> > WH99
>
>
>
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WH99 (4)
5/27/2008 8:41:02 AM

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