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

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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.

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

This is the dataset for todayâ€™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 InsertÂ tab.
• After that, select the drop-down box for column charts (see image).
• Finally, choose a column chart.

• Excel will create a column chart.

• 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.

### 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 ElementsÂ icon.

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

• Excel will add vertical gridlines.

## 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.

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