Axis Properties Dialog Box, Major Tick Marks

Select Major Tick Marks on the Axis Properties dialog box to define the appearance of tick marks on the specified axis.

Hide major tick marks

Hides major tick marks on an axis. Minor tick marks can still be shown.


Select the position of the tick mark.

  • Inside   Display the tick mark inside the chart area, above the axis line.

  • Outside   Display the tick mark outside of the chart area, below the axis line.

  • Cross   Display the tick mark so that it crosses the axis line, displaying both inside and outside the chart area.


Sets the length of the tick mark. To suppress major tick marks, set Length to 0.

Line style

Sets the style of the major tick mark.

Line color

Sets the color of the major tick mark. To hide the tick marks, set the color to transparent.

Line width

Sets the width of the major tick mark.


Sets the interval of a major tick mark.

Interval type

Select the interval type. This option is useful when there are dates or times on the axis. For example, if you want to specify monthly intervals on the axis, set Interval to 1 and Interval type to Months.

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