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Old 02-22-2013, 04:44 AM
jrdnoland jrdnoland is offline Excel linked charts don't update Windows 7 32bit Excel linked charts don't update Office 2010 32bit
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I have linked several excel charts into a powerpoint slide. I used the copy from excel and paste into powerpoint as a link and keep source formatting. I set the links to update automatically.

When I change the graph data and/or scales in excel I don't see any updates in powerpoint.

I even tried an old add-in that was listed on some site, but it didn't allow the update to be seen either.

Not receiving any errors, just not seeing any change in the charts.

What am I missing?



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Old 02-24-2013, 06:13 AM
jrdnoland jrdnoland is offline Excel linked charts don't update Windows 7 32bit Excel linked charts don't update Office 2010 32bit
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Does no one have any ideas?

Again, I don't see the excel chart updating any information. I have set the links update to automatic and get the prompt, no errors but no visible change in the chart.

I've even tried to update the links with vba; but again I don't see any changes.

Do you need more information to even comment on this issue?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:56 AM
JohnWilson JohnWilson is offline Excel linked charts don't update Windows 7 64bit Excel linked charts don't update Office 2010 32bit
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The linked excel chart method is PowerPoint is not well thought out!

I would try:

Make sure the Excel file is saved.
Copy the chart and in PPT choose Paste Special (Link as Excel chart)

You should now have a rightc click option to update and maybe the auto update will also work. If you use code post the code you have and I will see if it can be fixed. usually preople use code which does not correctly identify the chart object.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:49 AM
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John - thanks for the information. I got it to work, but I don't understand why?

If I copy the excel chart and link it using your method (as a chart object) it works.

If I copy the excel chart and link it using the Keep Source Formatting & Link Data (F) method it comes in as a macro enabled worksheet and the links don't update.

Is this a bug in powerpoint?

Thanks for helping me get it to work!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:20 AM
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Not so much a bug as poor design! (IMHO)
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