Set range for Y axis on graphs?

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Rosie H

29 May, 2020 10:03 AM

Hi there
Moneydance does a great job of automatically setting the range of the Y axis to show maximum detail in the graph. However, there are times when I want to see the Y axis from zero, but I can't see any easy way to set this. For example, I'd like my net worth graph to be scaled from 0, as it makes the recent market changes look much less alarming! I have found the Zoom Out option, but that gives me more space both above and below the line on the graph, which squashes the line unnecessarily. I don't want space above the line, I just want the Y axis to start at zero. Is there some way to accomplish this? I haven't been able to find one.
Many thanks

  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 29 May, 2020 02:04 PM

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    Hi Rosie,

    Try this...

    Set the Date range of the Net Worth graph to 'All Dates'.

    Right click (CTRL-click for Mac) anywhere on the Net Worth Graph and choose Properties.

    From the resulting form:
    Click the 'Plot' tab.
    Click the 'Range Axis' tab.
    In the 'Other' section, click the 'Range' tab.
    Untick, the 'Auto-adjust range' checkbox.
    Set the 'Minimum range value' to 0.
    Click OK.

    The Y-axis should now begin at 0.

    Unfortunately, the graph does not seem to retain the custom settings. I know of no way to make it retain them.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  2. 2 Posted by Rosie H on 29 May, 2020 02:46 PM

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    Perfect! That's done it. Thanks, Kevin. I would never have found that setting on my own. Is it documented anywhere?

  3. 3 Posted by -Kevin N. on 29 May, 2020 03:04 PM

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    HI Rosie,

    You're welcome. I'm glad to hear that it worked.

    Thank you for reporting back with your results.

    It is my understanding that Moneydance's graphs are powered by JFreeChart. You may be able to find out more information here:

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  4. 4 Posted by Rosie H on 29 May, 2020 03:08 PM

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    Thanks again, Kevin. That's useful to know. Have a great weekend.

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