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Pasting Excel graphics to Power Point

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by blu2gras, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. blu2gras

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    For years I have created charts of research results using Excel and then copy-pasted the charts into Power Point to create Power Pt slides.

    June 2003, I purchased new Compaq Presario 2500 laptop with 2.8 gh Intel chip and 1 gb RAM, Microsoft XP Home. I had the newest Microsoft Office package (2002) installed on the machine.

    When I paste Excel graphics into Power Point, the color is not perfectly registered in the columns or bars of the chart. I found a workaround: paste the Excel graphics using "Paste special" and pasting as a Picture object vs. as an Excel object. Problem with this is that you cannot double click the graphic in Power Point and activate the Excel character of the graphic. Anyone have any experience with this problem?

    I called Microsoft tech support and they had no clue.

    Just to see if it's my machine or setup, I sent a Power Point file with the problem to an associate. The color was out of register on his setup as well.

    Thanks,

    Bill Parker
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    Hi, Bill.

    Have you considered using MS Graph right inside PPT instead?
    Consider taking the data from Excel, then Insert-MS Graph in PPT, and paste the data...

    I don't know if the resolution will be helped or not. Also, are you sure you're not potentially VIEWING the files in a lesser version? 97 and 2000/2002 don't have the same colors. So, if you picked a purple in 2002 and view it on a 97 machine, it might change its color entirely.

    Also, see if the information here helps. It's way over my head:

    http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/colors.htm
     
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