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This is what the x-axis of my graph currently looks like (Excel 2010):

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The dates are in the format YYYY-MM-DD, but as you can see month and date are chopped off. I tried resizing (the dots at the corners look like resizing handles), but it seems you can't do that. Selecting a smaller font also reduces the height.

How can I show the dates completely?

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No, you can't resize the axes. But you can resize the plot area. Click in the main plot (or select 'Plot Area' from the dropdown in the 'Chart Tools' ribbon tab). You should be able to make it a little smaller to accommodate your axis.

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Better yet, resizing the chart area fixed the axis, thanks! (There are ten settings for silly options like "shadow, glow and soft edges", but none for essentials like resizing. Typically Microsoft, shall we say? Also, why show resizing handles that don't work?) – stevenvh Mar 27 '13 at 13:45

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