Break Single Large Value To Make Bar Chart More Useable?

I need to disply a bar chart where most of the values range between 1 and 300, but then 1 figure is 1577.

I think I've seen a thread on here before (although I can't find it now) that I can reduce the height of the singe tall bar and show a break in it to illustrate the jump from, say 450 to 1450?

Is this possible, and if so how do I do it?

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