#### Two issues with axis labeling

```I have been having a few issues with getting my figure just right in
excel. My two main issues are as follows:

1. Is there a way to use scientific notation for all y-axis values
except zero? It just looks silly.

2. For my current figure the data points range from 440-700. I was
wondering if it is possible to have the first tick mark start at 450 and
then proceed in increments of 50 for major tick marks and 25 for minor.
I currently have the tick marks in the correct increments but they start
at 440 and end at 690. I would prefer to have the first tick mark 10
units to the right of the origin.

I attached a visual of the graph in question. I can always use
Kaleidagraph but I would prefer to just do it in excel since that's
where all the data is.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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```On Jan 17, 9:29=A0am, lumberzach <lumberzach.95a8...@excelbanter.com>
wrote:
> I have been having a few issues with getting my figure just right in
> excel. My two main issues are as follows:
>
> 1. Is there a way to use scientific notation for all y-axis values
> except zero? It just looks silly.
>
> 2. For my current figure the data points range from 440-700. I was
> wondering if it is possible to have the first tick mark start at 450 and
> then proceed in increments of 50 for major tick marks and 25 for minor.
> I currently have the tick marks in the correct increments but they start
> at 440 and end at 690. I would prefer to have the first tick mark 10
> units to the right of the origin.
>
> I attached a visual of the graph in question. I can always use
> Kaleidagraph but I would prefer to just do it in excel since that's
> where all the data is.
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated!
>
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>
> --
> lumberzach

Here is how to do the first part.  Format the axis - Number - Custom
-   0E+00;#;#,###  - Add.  This gives the formatting for
positive;negative;zero

For the second part, I'm not entirely sure what you mean but it looks
like Format the axis - Minimum Fixed 450 - Maximum Fixed 700 - Major
Unit Fixed 50 - Minor Unit Fixed 25 - Minor Tick Marks Outside.

This is 2007 but other versions should do the same.  xt
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