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Hi, I am a Mac user (macOS Catalina), with the office and the license from my university.

I have a problem with Excel regarding graphics. I can not modify the limit of the axis. 

Could you help me?


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@Raffa1093 Usually, you can right-click (or two-finger click on the touchpad) on an axis and something like in the picture should come up. Here you can set all sorts of axis options.

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@Riny_van_Eekelen Hi, thanks for your time. 

Yes, I have done the right click and this screen come up. But the limit of the axis are fixed, I can not move them in another range. For example the fixed range for the horizontal axis is 0-400 and I want to set it to 200-400 but it moves it always to zero. 


@Raffa1093 What kind of chart? Can you upload a file with a "problem" chart? Remove any confidential information though.

@Riny_van_Eekelen yes for sure, here it is a problem chart as an example. the limits of both principal and secondary axis are fixed. 

@Raffa1093 Can't replicate the problem and could change the horizontal axis to start at 200 without a problem, But, I have read about a similar problem on Excel for Windows where to problem was caused by a regional setting in the thousand and decimal separators, Perhaps, something unusual happened in the regional settings on your Mac. Press the Apple logo (top left), System Preferences... , Language & Region and then Advanced.... 

My settings look like this:

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As said, I have no problems with changing the chart axis.

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best response confirmed by allyreckerman (Microsoft)

@Raffa1093 Here's the file.

This was the problem. Now run!!!
Thanks and thanks for your time

@Raffa1093 Glad I could help solve the problem!