when all else fails create a new worksheet - and that works.... thanks anyways...
is this problem resolved?
If you can be a bit more descriptive somebody here will be able to help explain the issue. Turning it off and back on again usually works because it clears all sorts of settings you might have had running that you were unaware of. In this case a few issues come to mind. It could have been that your age was discrete instead of continuous and this means it was not an axis but rather a collection of headers. If it was continuous and you were unable to change the label this would be disconcerting and I'd like to see an example so that it could be addressed properly. Provide sample workbook and I will happily take a look.