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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:

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

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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.

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

 

If you need any more assistance, feel free to reply.


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