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Default pivot chart colors- how to keep from changing when data elements are added/removed?

I have a pivot chart with a bunch of data series, and every time we
include/exclude one of the series to see how the chart changes, all the
colors change and we have to spend time re-identifying which series is
which, using the legend to check the colors.

Is there a way to "lock" the colors, so that the bars stay the same colors
regardless of whether other bars are included/excluded?

Thanks!
Keith



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Default pivot chart colors- how to keep from changing when data elementsare added/removed?

Loss of formatting is a known problem with pivot charts. There's
information in the following MSKB article, which suggests recording a
macro as you apply the formatting:

Changing a PivotChart removes series formatting in Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=215904

You could record a macro as you format the chart, and change the
recorded series number to names. Then run that macro after you change
the pivot table.


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I have a pivot chart with a bunch of data series, and every time we
include/exclude one of the series to see how the chart changes, all the
colors change and we have to spend time re-identifying which series is
which, using the legend to check the colors.

Is there a way to "lock" the colors, so that the bars stay the same colors
regardless of whether other bars are included/excluded?

Thanks!
Keith




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