Linear Scale Properties Dialog Box, Minor Tick Marks

Click Minor Tick Marks on the Linear Scale Properties dialog box to define the appearance of tick marks on the scale of an individual linear gauge. Minor tick marks are marks placed in between intervals on the scale of a gauge.

By default, the gauge calculates the intervals automatically based on the minimum and maximum of the scale. If you specify an interval, this value will be used to determine how many tick marks are on the gauge. An interval offset is a constant value that is added to the interval on the scale.


  • Hide minor tick marks
    Select this option to show or hide minor tick marks on the gauge. When minor ticks are hidden, no tick marks are displayed in between intervals on the scale.

  • Minor tick mark shape
    Select a shape for the tick marks.

  • Minor tick mark placement
    Select the placement of each tick mark on the scale.

    • Inside   Minor tick marks are placed inside the scale bar, facing towards the center of the scale.

    • Outside  Minor tick marks are placed outside the scale bar, facing away from the center of the scale.

    • Cross   Minor tick marks are placed across the scale bar.

  • Width
    Specify the width of the tick marks on the scale.

  • Length
    Specify the length of each tick mark on the scale.

  • Interval
    Specify the interval between major tick marks on the scale.

  • Interval offset
    Specify a constant value which will be added to each interval on the scale.