GraphPad Prism 8 User Guide

Hide an axis and show scale bars

Hide an axis and show scale bars

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Hide an axis and show scale bars

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Hiding the X or Y axis. Or both. 

Prism lets you hide either the X- or the Y-axis and show scale bars instead.

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To hide and axis and show a scale bar instead:

 

Double-click on an axis to open the Frame and Origin tab of the Format Axes dialog. Or click on the Format Axis tool in the Prism toolbar.

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Choose to hide one or both axes in the Frame & Origin section. You can also choose to Show Scale Bars.

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Scale bars

To show or hide the scale bar:

If you choose to hide either axis, a new option will appear in the Frames and axes section of the Format Axes dialog: Show Scale Bar. Check this option to see scale bars; uncheck to hide scale bars.The length of the scale bar equals one axis interval, set in the Regularly Spaced Ticks section of the Format Axes dialog.

To delete a scale bar:

Click on a scale bar to select it, and then press DEL to delete it.

To change the color or thickness of a scale bar:

Double-click the scale bar to bring up the Format Object dialog. Choose color and thickness in this dialog.

To remove the caps on the end of the scale bar:

By default the scale bars are capped. These are actually "arrowhead" styles. To change, double-click the scale bar to bring up the Format Object dialog. Then change the arrowhead settings.

To move a scale bar:

Drag with the mouse. Or click to select, and then nudge by clicking the arrow keys.

To label a scale bar:

Scale bars don't include any numbering. To create a label for a scale bar, click the text tool ("T" button), click near the scale bar, and type.

To change the length of the scale bar:

You can’t change the length of a scale bar by stretching it. Instead, bring up the Format Axes dialog and change the tick interval in the Regularly Spaced Ticks section.