How to copy Excel chart to Word so I can move it around in Word


N

NonTechie

In Office 2003, I could copy an Excel chart to Word via Powerpoint as an
Enhanced Picture Metafile for both steps. (using Alt>Edit>Paste Special and
select Enhanced Picture Metafile) The result was that I could move the chart
around in Word and place it where I wanted. Further the text didn't "bounce
around" when moving the chart. The final chart in Word, when selected, had
the eight little round empty circle handles with an additional "rotating"
green handle.

In 2007 I don't know how to get the end result I want, which is to be able
to copy an Excel chart (without the Excel background baggage) to Word and be
able to move it and resize it.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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J

JoAnn Paules

Not sure why you went through PowerPoint but...........did you try copying
the chart and then Paste Special in Word?
 
N

NonTechie

Yes, I tried copying it direct, but every single option under Paste Special
results in an unmovable chart in Word. (In 2003, if you don't go through
PowerPoint, you get an unmovable chart. I don't know why, but it just is.)

JoAnn Paules said:
Not sure why you went through PowerPoint but...........did you try copying
the chart and then Paste Special in Word?

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



NonTechie said:
In Office 2003, I could copy an Excel chart to Word via Powerpoint as an
Enhanced Picture Metafile for both steps. (using Alt>Edit>Paste Special
and
select Enhanced Picture Metafile) The result was that I could move the
chart
around in Word and place it where I wanted. Further the text didn't
"bounce
around" when moving the chart. The final chart in Word, when selected, had
the eight little round empty circle handles with an additional "rotating"
green handle.

In 2007 I don't know how to get the end result I want, which is to be able
to copy an Excel chart (without the Excel background baggage) to Word and
be
able to move it and resize it.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

I suspect the issue is the text wrapping. Unless you have changed it, the
default is to insert/paste things as In Line With Text. In order to drag
them around, you have to change the wrapping to, say, Square.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

NonTechie said:
Yes, I tried copying it direct, but every single option under Paste
Special
results in an unmovable chart in Word. (In 2003, if you don't go through
PowerPoint, you get an unmovable chart. I don't know why, but it just is.)

JoAnn Paules said:
Not sure why you went through PowerPoint but...........did you try
copying
the chart and then Paste Special in Word?

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



NonTechie said:
In Office 2003, I could copy an Excel chart to Word via Powerpoint as
an
Enhanced Picture Metafile for both steps. (using Alt>Edit>Paste Special
and
select Enhanced Picture Metafile) The result was that I could move the
chart
around in Word and place it where I wanted. Further the text didn't
"bounce
around" when moving the chart. The final chart in Word, when selected,
had
the eight little round empty circle handles with an additional
"rotating"
green handle.

In 2007 I don't know how to get the end result I want, which is to be
able
to copy an Excel chart (without the Excel background baggage) to Word
and
be
able to move it and resize it.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
N

NonTechie

Thank you, Suzanne. What you suggested works. I copy the chart straight-away
from Excel and paste it in Word with plain old copy and paste. Then select
the chart, then Format>Text Wrapping>Square. It wraps the text around the
chart, I can move the chart where I want, and it has the familiar size
adjusting and rotating handles. (well, that's what I call them) I also am
able to have two charts side-by-side, which is good. The text will wrap
around both of them.

Have a nice day. :)

Suzanne S. Barnhill said:
I suspect the issue is the text wrapping. Unless you have changed it, the
default is to insert/paste things as In Line With Text. In order to drag
them around, you have to change the wrapping to, say, Square.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

NonTechie said:
Yes, I tried copying it direct, but every single option under Paste
Special
results in an unmovable chart in Word. (In 2003, if you don't go through
PowerPoint, you get an unmovable chart. I don't know why, but it just is.)

JoAnn Paules said:
Not sure why you went through PowerPoint but...........did you try
copying
the chart and then Paste Special in Word?

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



In Office 2003, I could copy an Excel chart to Word via Powerpoint as
an
Enhanced Picture Metafile for both steps. (using Alt>Edit>Paste Special
and
select Enhanced Picture Metafile) The result was that I could move the
chart
around in Word and place it where I wanted. Further the text didn't
"bounce
around" when moving the chart. The final chart in Word, when selected,
had
the eight little round empty circle handles with an additional
"rotating"
green handle.

In 2007 I don't know how to get the end result I want, which is to be
able
to copy an Excel chart (without the Excel background baggage) to Word
and
be
able to move it and resize it.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

If you don't want to have to change the wrapping every time, and if you have
(IIRC) Word 2002 or above, you can change the default wrapping style on the
Edit tab of Tools | Options. The setting affects Insert and Paste but not
Paste Special.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

NonTechie said:
Thank you, Suzanne. What you suggested works. I copy the chart
straight-away
from Excel and paste it in Word with plain old copy and paste. Then select
the chart, then Format>Text Wrapping>Square. It wraps the text around the
chart, I can move the chart where I want, and it has the familiar size
adjusting and rotating handles. (well, that's what I call them) I also am
able to have two charts side-by-side, which is good. The text will wrap
around both of them.

Have a nice day. :)

Suzanne S. Barnhill said:
I suspect the issue is the text wrapping. Unless you have changed it, the
default is to insert/paste things as In Line With Text. In order to drag
them around, you have to change the wrapping to, say, Square.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

NonTechie said:
Yes, I tried copying it direct, but every single option under Paste
Special
results in an unmovable chart in Word. (In 2003, if you don't go
through
PowerPoint, you get an unmovable chart. I don't know why, but it just
is.)

:

Not sure why you went through PowerPoint but...........did you try
copying
the chart and then Paste Special in Word?

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



In Office 2003, I could copy an Excel chart to Word via Powerpoint
as
an
Enhanced Picture Metafile for both steps. (using Alt>Edit>Paste
Special
and
select Enhanced Picture Metafile) The result was that I could move
the
chart
around in Word and place it where I wanted. Further the text didn't
"bounce
around" when moving the chart. The final chart in Word, when
selected,
had
the eight little round empty circle handles with an additional
"rotating"
green handle.

In 2007 I don't know how to get the end result I want, which is to
be
able
to copy an Excel chart (without the Excel background baggage) to
Word
and
be
able to move it and resize it.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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N

NonTechie

Thanks again, Suzanne. I changed my default in Word and now know how to go
back and forth if I want to. I am starting to get the hang of the new layout
in 2007. (I also went and changed the default in Word 2003 on my other
laptop.)

You are making my Office 2007 life much easier.

Suzanne S. Barnhill said:
If you don't want to have to change the wrapping every time, and if you have
(IIRC) Word 2002 or above, you can change the default wrapping style on the
Edit tab of Tools | Options. The setting affects Insert and Paste but not
Paste Special.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

NonTechie said:
Thank you, Suzanne. What you suggested works. I copy the chart
straight-away
from Excel and paste it in Word with plain old copy and paste. Then select
the chart, then Format>Text Wrapping>Square. It wraps the text around the
chart, I can move the chart where I want, and it has the familiar size
adjusting and rotating handles. (well, that's what I call them) I also am
able to have two charts side-by-side, which is good. The text will wrap
around both of them.

Have a nice day. :)

Suzanne S. Barnhill said:
I suspect the issue is the text wrapping. Unless you have changed it, the
default is to insert/paste things as In Line With Text. In order to drag
them around, you have to change the wrapping to, say, Square.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

Yes, I tried copying it direct, but every single option under Paste
Special
results in an unmovable chart in Word. (In 2003, if you don't go
through
PowerPoint, you get an unmovable chart. I don't know why, but it just
is.)

:

Not sure why you went through PowerPoint but...........did you try
copying
the chart and then Paste Special in Word?

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



In Office 2003, I could copy an Excel chart to Word via Powerpoint
as
an
Enhanced Picture Metafile for both steps. (using Alt>Edit>Paste
Special
and
select Enhanced Picture Metafile) The result was that I could move
the
chart
around in Word and place it where I wanted. Further the text didn't
"bounce
around" when moving the chart. The final chart in Word, when
selected,
had
the eight little round empty circle handles with an additional
"rotating"
green handle.

In 2007 I don't know how to get the end result I want, which is to
be
able
to copy an Excel chart (without the Excel background baggage) to
Word
and
be
able to move it and resize it.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

You seem to have found the appropriate setting in Word 2007 (which is a
victory in itself--one of the most difficult parts of learning Word 2007 is
finding where they stuck all the options!), so it looks like you're good to
go.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

NonTechie said:
Thanks again, Suzanne. I changed my default in Word and now know how to go
back and forth if I want to. I am starting to get the hang of the new
layout
in 2007. (I also went and changed the default in Word 2003 on my other
laptop.)

You are making my Office 2007 life much easier.

Suzanne S. Barnhill said:
If you don't want to have to change the wrapping every time, and if you
have
(IIRC) Word 2002 or above, you can change the default wrapping style on
the
Edit tab of Tools | Options. The setting affects Insert and Paste but not
Paste Special.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

NonTechie said:
Thank you, Suzanne. What you suggested works. I copy the chart
straight-away
from Excel and paste it in Word with plain old copy and paste. Then
select
the chart, then Format>Text Wrapping>Square. It wraps the text around
the
chart, I can move the chart where I want, and it has the familiar size
adjusting and rotating handles. (well, that's what I call them) I also
am
able to have two charts side-by-side, which is good. The text will wrap
around both of them.

Have a nice day. :)

:

I suspect the issue is the text wrapping. Unless you have changed it,
the
default is to insert/paste things as In Line With Text. In order to
drag
them around, you have to change the wrapping to, say, Square.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

Yes, I tried copying it direct, but every single option under Paste
Special
results in an unmovable chart in Word. (In 2003, if you don't go
through
PowerPoint, you get an unmovable chart. I don't know why, but it
just
is.)

:

Not sure why you went through PowerPoint but...........did you try
copying
the chart and then Paste Special in Word?

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



In Office 2003, I could copy an Excel chart to Word via
Powerpoint
as
an
Enhanced Picture Metafile for both steps. (using Alt>Edit>Paste
Special
and
select Enhanced Picture Metafile) The result was that I could
move
the
chart
around in Word and place it where I wanted. Further the text
didn't
"bounce
around" when moving the chart. The final chart in Word, when
selected,
had
the eight little round empty circle handles with an additional
"rotating"
green handle.

In 2007 I don't know how to get the end result I want, which is
to
be
able
to copy an Excel chart (without the Excel background baggage) to
Word
and
be
able to move it and resize it.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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