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Tilted Axis Labels

The usual scenario faced with charts in dashboards is the tilted axis labels, here is one possible solution for it.
Follow the simple steps below.

  1. Let’s assume the data to be mapped to the chart is be from B1 to F13.


After having the values mapped,

Next comes the axis labels. In this scenario the sum of all the stacks in a month has to be shown.

Column G has the sum of stacks which has to be shown with the axis labels.

As shown in the image below, values from column C to F are mapped to stacked column chart.


  Column B has the X-axis labels, which has to be formatted here and then mapped to the chart.

2.     In the Cell A1 write the Formula://


Now in cell A2 write a concatenation formula. A2: //


Drag it over. and Map these Values to the X-Axis Labels.

This trick can be used for any chart which has long labels Viz, Names of people, Month and Year Display etc.


Length text.PNG

For the Long Text here is one excel formula with which the First name and last name can be Bifurcated.

Column B here determines the Length of the Text before the space.

Cell A15 again does the Alt+Enter part.

Now all the values in Column A is mapped to the Char’s Axis Labels. 

Axis Labels.PNG

Thanks for the read. The .xlf is attached with this Document. PFA, and rename the extension to .xlf.

Happy Learning!

Sara G

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      Hi Sara,

                              It makes easy to display long names.