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Embedded Excel chart becomes an object


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rosieinpensacola

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My office frequently deals with excel charts embedded in Word. Periodically we need to edit these charts only to find out they have become an object/picture. Is there any way to convert an object into excel once again and how do we prevent this from happening? It isn't an every day occurrence but it certainly happens more than we would like. We use Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Office 2003 and have 9 computers on the server. Thanks in advance for your help.
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jester620

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quick suggestion off the top of my head... When you Double-Click on the chart, does it become editable? It should look like MS Excel running within MS Word.

Like I said, just a thought. Sometimes the simple suggestions work...
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No, when you double-click on it the format picture toolbar pops up like it was a scanned picture.
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Hello rosieinpensacola,

I am hoping this information will help you. Please see this Microsoft article

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 30 October 2007 - 04:07 PM.

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When I go to Edit Object it says that the object is corrupt or no longer available. I am pretty sure there isn't going to be any way to fix it when this happens and it has happened again since originally posting this. Just another Microsoft glitch, I guess.
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Hello rosieinpensacola,

I would have to guess that the data which word is trying to retrieve from excel sheet wherever located may be where the problem exists. If you can check your filepath to your excel sheet, also check to be sure sheet was not renamed and information in excel source is up to date. I would do all my chart (data)changes within excel itself from orginal file, you may run into problem if you were to change chart type.

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 31 October 2007 - 01:22 PM.

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