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Old March 17th 06, 09:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
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Since a few weeks I'm having a problem with Excel charts. First of all, the
y-axis title is cut-off after 6-7 characters on the display screen, although
it prints correctly.
Second, when I copy and paste the chart into e.g. Word or Powerpoint the
chart fonts appear 'distorted'. The workaround for this problem is to first
print the chart to a PDF file and then copy and paste the PDF file, but this
is cumbersome. Does anyone know what might be causing this erroneous behavior?
One theory (suspicion) is that the problems started after I used MS Chart
(which I normally never use) to create a chart in Powerpoint. Another
suspicion is that it might have to do with the 1900x1200 wide screen
resolution that I'm using, although until a few weeks ago this has never
given me any problems.
Thanks for your suggestions!

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Old March 17th 06, 06:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
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a) title cut-off: This is a well know bug. Add a few dots (...) to the end
and format them with a font that matches title background to make invisible
b) click on chart; use menu item Edit to open dropdown menu; click Copy as
Picture
(use either as printed or as displayed); go to Word and Paste
best wishes
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Since a few weeks I'm having a problem with Excel charts. First of all,
the
y-axis title is cut-off after 6-7 characters on the display screen,
although
it prints correctly.
Second, when I copy and paste the chart into e.g. Word or Powerpoint the
chart fonts appear 'distorted'. The workaround for this problem is to
first
print the chart to a PDF file and then copy and paste the PDF file, but
this
is cumbersome. Does anyone know what might be causing this erroneous
behavior?
One theory (suspicion) is that the problems started after I used MS Chart
(which I normally never use) to create a chart in Powerpoint. Another
suspicion is that it might have to do with the 1900x1200 wide screen
resolution that I'm using, although until a few weeks ago this has never
given me any problems.
Thanks for your suggestions!



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Old March 18th 06, 06:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.charting
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Default Distorted Excel chart fonts when copy/paste to Word or Powerpo

Bernard,

Thanks very much. Your suggested workarounds are effective. That said, it
makes one wonder what kind of product Excel is if after so many years these
kind of bugs show up ...

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

a) title cut-off: This is a well know bug. Add a few dots (...) to the end
and format them with a font that matches title background to make invisible
b) click on chart; use menu item Edit to open dropdown menu; click Copy as
Picture
(use either as printed or as displayed); go to Word and Paste
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme
remove caps from email

"JJMB" wrote in message
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Since a few weeks I'm having a problem with Excel charts. First of all,
the
y-axis title is cut-off after 6-7 characters on the display screen,
although
it prints correctly.
Second, when I copy and paste the chart into e.g. Word or Powerpoint the
chart fonts appear 'distorted'. The workaround for this problem is to
first
print the chart to a PDF file and then copy and paste the PDF file, but
this
is cumbersome. Does anyone know what might be causing this erroneous
behavior?
One theory (suspicion) is that the problems started after I used MS Chart
(which I normally never use) to create a chart in Powerpoint. Another
suspicion is that it might have to do with the 1900x1200 wide screen
resolution that I'm using, although until a few weeks ago this has never
given me any problems.
Thanks for your suggestions!






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