Chart template not saving title formats - Excel 2007


T

Tammy

Hi - I have a chart saved as a template and everything is formatted correctly
when applied to a new chart, except the chart and axis titles. The category
and value axis values maintain the formatting that was stored with the chart.
It's just the titles for the chart, category axis and value axis that I have
to always reformat.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 
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C

Christopher Scott [MSFT]

Hi Tammy, chart templates will not save titles. Privacy was one of the
concerns when considering that templates could be shared broadly without
knowledge of what the template might contain.
 
D

Del Cotter

chart templates will not save titles. Privacy was one of the
concerns when considering that templates could be shared broadly without
knowledge of what the template might contain.

That was a reasonable concern, but should have been addressed by making
the Title get its content from a reference to a cell, and not be stored
in the chart itself. There is now no place to put the content you wish
to have in a title, unless the chart consists of only a single series,
when the title will then be the name of that series.

Another piece of metadata missing from Excel charts is "Reference" or
"Citation". This should, again, refer to a cell on the worksheet, and be
displayed in text at the bottom of the chart. I usually wish to place a
URL there, and have to resort to a text box to do it.
 
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T

Tammy

Thanks very much for taking the time to answer my post, Christopher. I
appreciate the info.

I can understand the *text* within the title placeholder not being saved,
but not saving the *formatting* for the placeholder makes no sense. I'm not
sure what privacy issues this would violate. But, it is what it is, and I
have an answer to my question - so, thanks again!

Have a great day!
 

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