Flip the Order of Data on a Chart or Graph Axis

Flip an axis without losing data!

Steve Sheets, Technical Director

Steve Sheets

Feb 22, 2023

PowerPoint charts order the content based on how the data creating the chart is ordered. But if you need to flip around an axis, it can be done very quickly so you don’t have to rearrange your data.


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This is done in axis formatting options. The first step flips the data but also moves your axis scale, our second step returns the scale to its original position.

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Steve Sheets, Technical Director

Steve is a designer with high expectations for a final product but he tends to obsess over process too. He likes to know the many ways to get things done, the advantages of each and their oh so scary pitfalls. Perhaps that's why he has a Mac and a PC?

"Workflows are one of the few times in life where the best way tends to be the easy way, the trick is figuring out what's 'easy' for your specific situation."

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