Cannot edit Excel data in a PowerPoint


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FrankTimJr

I'm not sure which discussion group this applies to, so I'm posting it in
both Excel and PowerPoint.

I just started having problems with any Excel workbooks embedded into a
PowerPoint presentation. It is a bit difficult to describe but I'll give it
my best shot.

Whenever I double-click an Excel object to edit the data, it opens up like
normal and gives me all of the MS Excel options I normally get. But what is
very VERY strange is that when I try to select a single cell (or row/column),
it will take me into the MS Excel program and not allow me to edit anything
in the PowerPoint. The same thing happens when the pasted data is an Excel
Chart or pivot table.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this and if so, what is the fix?? If
I have to, I'll uninstall MS Office and reinstall it but I'm trying to avoid
that.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
Frank
 
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patchfoo

I'm not sure which discussion group this applies to, so I'm posting it in
both Excel and PowerPoint.

I just started having problems with any Excel workbooks embedded into a
PowerPoint presentation.  It is a bit difficult to describe but I'll give it
my best shot.

Whenever I double-click an Excel object to edit the data, it opens up like
normal and gives me all of the MS Excel options I normally get.  But what is
very VERY strange is that when I try to select a single cell (or row/column),
it will take me into the MS Excel program and not allow me to edit anything
in the PowerPoint.  The same thing happens when the pasted data is an Excel
Chart or pivot table.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this and if so, what is the fix??  If
I have to, I'll uninstall MS Office and reinstall it but I'm trying to avoid
that.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
Frank

Are you using PPT 2007?

Are your charts linked or embedded? They are probably linked if you
made the charts in Excel and then pasted them into PPT. If this is
the case then you can only edit the original Excel file.
If they are embedded, then I've never had the problem you're
describing. My suggestion would be to copy the charts from PPT into
Excel and then back into PPT.
 

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