How to Add Primary Minor Vertical Gridlines in Excel (2 Ways)

Excel is the most widely used tool for dealing with massive datasets. We can perform myriads of tasks of multiple dimensions in Excel. Sometimes we need to illustrate a dataset with the help of charts. Excel has a lot of them. Moreover, you can format these charts too. In this article, I will show you 2 methods on how to add primary minor vertical gridlines in Excel.


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2 Simple Methods on How to Add Primary Minor Vertical Gridlines in Excel

This is the dataset for today’s article. We have some products and their respective Sales Amount. I will illustrate these values in a column chart and then add primary minor vertical gridlines to the chart.


1. Using Chart Tools to Add Primary Minor Vertical Gridlines in Excel

First of all, I will show how to use the chart tools. Chart tools are useful features that help modify the chart.

Steps:

  • First of all, select B4:C10.
  • Then, go to the Insert tab.
  • After that, select the drop-down box for column charts (see image).
  • Finally, choose a column chart.

  • Excel will create a column chart.

how to add primary minor vertical gridlines in excel

  • Now, go to the Chart Design.
  • After that, select Add Chart Elements.
  • Then, select Gridlines.
  • Finally, select Primary Minor Vertical.

  • Excel will create primary minor vertical gridlines.

how to add primary minor vertical gridlines in excel

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2. Applying Chart Elements to Add Primary Minor Vertical Gridlines

Now, I will discuss another method to add primary minor vertical gridlines. I will use chart elements this time.

Steps:

  • Create a column chart following method-1.

  • Then, click on the Chart Elements icon.

how to add primary minor vertical gridlines in excel

  • After that, select Gridlines.
  • Then, check the box for Primary Minor Vertical.

  • Excel will add vertical gridlines.

how to add primary minor vertical gridlines in excel

Read More: How to Add Primary Major Vertical Gridlines in Excel (2 Ways)


Things to Remember

  • You will not get the Chart Elements in the earlier versions of Excel.

Conclusion

In this article, I have explained 2 methods to add primary minor vertical gridlines. I hope it helps everyone. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or feedback, please feel free to comment below. Please visit Exceldemy for more useful articles like this.


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Hi, this is MD Akib Bin Rashid. I completed my BSc in Engineering back in 2019. After that, I did an MBA. Then, I joined as an Excel and VBA Content Developer at SOFTEKO Digital. Being passionate about data analytics and finance, I will try to assist you with Excel

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