You can now control where the axes intersect each other. Let's say you've got this data. Inserting a normal bar chart you get the data below.
You can modify where the axes intersect and where the labels are. Double-click the chart, then click on an axis, I'm showing the Y axis first. Be sure the axis is selected, then right-click on the axis and choose Object Properties.
Now you have various settings in the Positioning tab. You can have the axis cross at the start, the end, or a particular category. Here's what it looks like (in the next screen shot) with End selected.
The Y axis crosses the X at the far right, aka at the end.
Here's another setting and the result. You can place labels at the outside start, and other options in that list. This can be useful especially for the X axis since the bars overrun the X axis.
Here's what that setting looks like--outside start , or left, is the default.
If you want to modify the X axis, click on that and choose Object Properties.
Heres's what another setting looks like. You can have the X intersect the Y at a value other than 0.
And here's the result.
And another setting. You can position the labels at the outside end.
And the result, the labels are on the top instead of overrun by the bars.