Position Axis

You can control the standard, box-whisker plot X Axis, and stiff plot X Axis position when editing an axis, creating a new axis, or adding a plot to an existing axis. Click the Set button next to the Position option on the Axis page to open the Position Axis dialog and set positioning options. The selected axis properties are displayed in the Property Manager. If you move an axis, the plot is moved relative to the axis movement.

 


Control the axis position in the
Position Axisdialog.

 

Manual Positioning

Use Manual positioning to set a specific axis location on the page. The axis is positioned using the axis XandY location in inches or centimeters. The measurements are from the lower left corner of the page. The starting point is the left edge of the X Axis and the bottom edge of a Y Axis.

 

Automatic Positioning

There are three automatic positioning options that locate an axis relative to another axis.

  • If an X Axis is selected or added, the default position options are to place the X Axis At the top of or At the bottom of a Y Axis. If you would like to place the X Axis to the left of or right of another X Axis, select the X Axis from the list at the bottom of the Position group. If an X Axis is selected from the list, the options change to At the right of and At the left of.

  • If a Y Axis is edited or added, the default position options are to place the Y Axis At the right of or At the left of an X Axis. If you would like to place a Y Axis at the top of or bottom of another Y Axis, select the Y Axis from the list at the bottom of the Position group. If the Y Axis is selected from the list, the options change to At the top of and At the bottom of.

  • If a Z Axis is selected or added, the default position options are to place the Z Axis At the top of or At the bottom of a Y Axis or At the right of or At the left of an X Axis. If you would like to place the Z Axis relative to a Y Axis, select the Y Axis from the list at the bottom of the Position group. If the Y Axis is selected from the list, the option to change to At the top of and At the bottom of.

  • To place the axis at a specific data location, click the At data value of option and enter the data value into the box.

 

Moving Axes

Axes can be positioned by moving the axis vertically, horizontally, or both.

  • Select Both X, Y to move an axis in both directions.

  • Select X Only to only move the axis horizontally. The axis keeps its current vertical position and only moves horizontally.

  • Select Y Only to only move the axis vertically. The axis keeps its current horizontal position and only moves vertically.

 

Flip Tick Marks and Labels

Check the box next to the Flip tick marks and labels option to place the tick marks and labels on the opposite side of the existing tick marks and labels.

 

Disable Tick Marks

Check the Disable tick marks box to turn off tick marks display on the axis. The display can be turned on again by checking the Show ticks onoptions on theTick Markstab.

 

Disable Labels

Check the Disable labels box to turn off the label display from the axis. The display can be turned on again by checking the Show labels option on the Tick Labels tab.

 

 

See Also

Axis Properties - Standard Axis

Stiff plot X Axis

Add Axis

Add Plot

Axis Types

Link Axis