I have my scatter plot with x-axis log scale like below:


I want the position of y-axis moved to the left. How can I do this?

3 Answers 3


I'm doing this from memory since I don't have Excel at home.

  1. Double click on graph
  2. Double click on x-axis
  3. On the Scale tab, have the y-axis cross the x-axis at 0.1.
  4. Click OK
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    I usually just use an arbitrarily small crossing values (1e-9) as then the y axis will always stay at the left.
    – gtwebb
    Aug 22, 2014 at 16:08

Left click on Horizontal axis; right click and select "Format Axis...". In the options for "Vertical axis crosses" select "Axis value" and enter the horizontal axis value you want the vertical axis to be positioned at.

  • Welcome to Super User. This duplicates LDC3's answer. In this Q&A format, each answer should contribute another solution.
    – fixer1234
    Jan 4, 2016 at 7:10

Double click on graph Double click on x-axis On the Scale tab, have the y-axis cross the x-axis at MAXIMUM CATEGORY. Click OK

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