DisplayUnitLabel Object (PowerPoint)

Published: July 16, 2012

Represents a unit label on an axis in the specified chart.

Version Added: PowerPoint 2007

Unit labels are useful for charting large values (for example, in the millions or billions). You can make the chart more readable by using a single unit label instead of large numbers at each tick mark.

Note Note

Although the following code applies to Microsoft Word, you can readily modify it to apply to PowerPoint.

Use the DisplayUnitLabel property to return the DisplayUnitLabel object. The following example sets the display label caption to "Millions" on the value axis of the first chart in the active document, and then the example turns off automatic font scaling.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1)

    If .HasChart Then

        With .Chart.Axes(xlValue)

            .DisplayUnit = xlMillions

            .HasDisplayUnitLabel = True

            With .DisplayUnitLabel

                .Caption = "Millions"

                .AutoScaleFont = False

            End With

        End With

    End If

End With

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