In this post, I’ll show you how you can add secondary axis in a chart in Excel 2010:
First up, Why do you need secondary axis?
Look at the Data and the chart that I just created:
Notice something? Column A is not “visible” – Is it? So Now let’s see the effect how adding a Secondary Axes:
Looks better? Here are the steps:
1. Select the chart
2. can you see charts tool options in the menu bar? Yes? Great!
3. Switch to Format Tab
4. select the column that you want to put on a secondary axes:
5. After selecting the column, click on Format Selection
6. In the dialog box, select secondary axes:
7. Can you see the secondary axis now? Great!
8. Let’s do one more thing!
Let’s change the chart type of the secondary axis. Here are the steps:
a. Make sure the column is selected from the format Tab
b. Switch to the Design Tab under the charts Tool
c. Click on change chart type and select the chart of your choice. I select a column chart and this is how it looks:
In this post, we saw how to add a secondary axis. We also saw how to change the chart type of the secondary axis.
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2 thoughts on “How to add secondary axis in a chart in Excel 2010?”
There’s a much easier and quicker way. Right click on the line on the graph you want on the secondary axis, select ‘Format Data Series’. That takes you straight to your step 6.