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Moving chart labels in CR 2008 (


I have a simple bar chart which has an x and y axis. The labels on the x axis (peoples names) are sometimes too big to display horizontally so it displays as two lines (first name on top with surname below which is fine). However the chart object doesn't resize to accomodate the larger label and cuts off the surname.

  • there are no other objects below the chart which may be causing this.
  • manually resizing the chart doesn't work
  • reducing the font size of the labels doesn't work

I found that I can move the labels in design view and move them up closer to the chart itself, but this has limited effect. The example chart in design view only has three x axis items so only the first three labels are moved up, with the rest still cut off. I cannot move the labels in Preview view.

Does anyone know a way to move the axis labels or make the chart object resize to display the labels in full?



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  • Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 06:37 AM

    Hi Justin,

    You should be able to manually move the X-Axis labels in the Preview Mode.

    Go to the Chart Expert > Options tab > Uncheck the 'Auto-arrange' option.


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