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Remove gaps between bars in an Excel chart?

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#1 Katrina



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:23 PM

I know how to create a bar chart in Excel but I want to remove the spaces from between the bars.

Can you tell me how to do this?

#2 Jonathan


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

To do this, first create your chart, then right-click on one of the bars and click Format Data Series:



You should then see a setting called Gap Width.  If you set this to zero, the gaps will disappear.



Note that this may appear differently depending on the version of Excel that you are using, but the setting should still be available and should still work correctly.



For more information about formatting the different parts of charts, see Essential Skills Lesson 5-7 Manually format a chart element.


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