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I have a single X axis and two stacked Y axes in my Grapher graph. Is there a way to create grid lines parallel to both of the Y axes?

There are two workarounds to get grid lines to appear across both Y axes.  
 

Method 1:

If you don't have many plots, or if your plots are separated by a distance and you don't wish the grid lines to go through the separation, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the X axis to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Line tab.
  3. In the Grid Line Properties section, set the Parallel axis to the first Y axis.
  4. In the Grid Line Properties section, check the box next to Major tick grid line option.
  5. Click the Graph Tools | Add to Graph | Axis command. 
  6. Toggle At the top of or At the bottom of and select the second Y axis from the list.
  7. Check the Disable tick marks and Disable labels boxes to turn off the display of tick marks and labels.
  8. Click OK.
  9. After the axis is created, click once on the new axis in either the Object Manager or plot window to select it. 
  10. In the Property Manager, click on the Line tab.
  11. In the Grid Line Properties, change the Parallel axis to the second Y axis.
  12. Check the box next to the Major tick grid line option. 
  13. In the Axis Line Properties section, expand the Axis line properties and change the line Style to Invisible to turn off the axis line display. Only the grid lines remain.
  14. Repeat these steps for each additional Y axis.

 

Method 2:

If you have many plots, if your plots are right up against one another, or if your plots are separated by a distance and you don't mind the grid lines to go through the separation, follow the steps below.

  1. Select the graph or an item within the graph.
  2. Click Graph Tools | Add to Graph | Axis | Y Axis.
  3. In the Position dialog, toggle At the left of, and select the X axis from the list.
  4. Check the Disable labels box and click OK.
  5. Select the new axis.
  6. Click on the Axis tab in the Property Manager.
  7. Increase the Length until this new axis is the length of all of the other y axes combined.
  8. Click on the Line tab.
  9. In the Axis Line Properties section, expand the Axis line properties and change the line Style to Invisible to turn off the axis line display.
  10. In the Grid Line Properties section, uncheck Major tick grid line.
  11. Select the X axis.
  12. On the Line page in the Property Manager, in the Grid Line Properties section, change the Parallel axis to the new Y axis.

 

Updated January 15, 2018

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