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Old June 1st 05, 10:29 PM
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Is there anyway, if I have an existing chart that is formatted already, to
capture the all elements of that chart in VB (by recording a macro perhaps)?

Have a spreadsheet that contains hundreds of charts, all of which are the
same format, but due to non-adjacent data sources and multiple chart types
within one chart, it's very tempermental - need to standardize.

Also, is there a list contained within a spreadsheet of all components of
that spreadsheet? Primarily trying to capture the chart names to utilize in
VB coding without having to start recording a macro and then selecting each
and every chart.

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Old June 3rd 05, 01:05 PM
Jon Peltier
 
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Is there anyway, if I have an existing chart that is formatted already, to
capture the all elements of that chart in VB (by recording a macro perhaps)?


You want to capture the formats? You can copy a chart, then paste
special as formats only. This overwrites your chart title and axis
titles, so in a VBA procedure, you should store these text items in
string variables, then copy-paste the format, then reapply the titles.

This might be a use for user-defined chart types, as well:

http://peltiertech.com/Excel/ChartsH...stomTypes.html

Again, note that the titles are hosed.

Have a spreadsheet that contains hundreds of charts, all of which are the
same format, but due to non-adjacent data sources and multiple chart types
within one chart, it's very tempermental - need to standardize.

Also, is there a list contained within a spreadsheet of all components of
that spreadsheet? Primarily trying to capture the chart names to utilize in
VB coding without having to start recording a macro and then selecting each
and every chart.


To get a list of chart object names:

For Each chobChartObject in ActiveSheet.ChartObjects
Debug.Print chobChartObject.Name
Next

To run a macro on each embedded chart

For Each chobChartObject in ActiveSheet.ChartObjects
With chobChartObject.Chart
' your code goes here
End With
Next

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