Axis.BaseUnit Property (PowerPoint)

Returns or sets the base unit for the specified category axis. Read/write XlTimeUnit.


expression. BaseUnit

expression A variable that represents an 'Axis' object.


Setting this property has no visible effect if the CategoryType property for the specified axis is set to xlCategoryScale. The set value is retained, however, and takes effect when the CategoryType property is set to xlTimeScale.

You cannot set this property for a value axis.


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

The following example sets the category axis for the first chart in the active document to use a time scale, using months as the base unit.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1)

    If .HasChart Then

        With .Chart

            .Axes(xlCategory).CategoryType = xlTimeScale

            .Axes(xlCategory).BaseUnit = xlMonths

        End With

    End If

End With

See also

Axis Object