Powerpoint and embedded Excel sheets


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Barb Reinhardt

I have a PowerPoint presentation that has the following embedded objects.

Excel.Chart.8
Excel.Sheet.12
Excel.Sheet.8
MSGraph.Chart.8

I'm cross-posting this to a PowerPoint group and an Excel group since I'm
thinking people in both groups may have dealt with this.

I'm thinking it would be easier for users who have to update this
presentation to only have to deal with one type of data entry. I've found
that there is no way to programmatically convert the MSGraph.Chart.8 objects
to anything but MSGraph.Chart.8 objects. (Helpful, huh?). I see I can
manually convert Excel.Sheet.8 to Excel.Sheet.12. Is there some way to do
this programmatically?

Thanks,
Barb Reinhardt
 
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Jon Peltier

I'm not sure there's a less elaborate way to do this than move the data into
Excel, recreate the chart, remove the MS Graph object, and replace it with
the new Excel chart. And use an Excel 8 chart, because even though an Excel
12 chart supposedly interconnects better with Excel and PowerPoint, there is
no VBA access to an Excel 2007 chart in another Office 2007 application.

- Jon
 
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Barb Reinhardt

Jon,

Can I change Excel.Sheet.12 to Excel.Sheet.8 programmatically? If so, how?

Thanks,
Barb
 
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Jon Peltier

I don't think so. The two objects refer to different file formats, so I
doubt there's a simple one-to-one switch. I suppose the .12 object could be
opened in the .8 application, and the contents of the object re-embedded as
a .8 object. Sounds flaky and tedious.

- Jon
 
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Barb Reinhardt

So Jon, if you were to do this, would you convert them to Excel.Sheet.8?

Thanks,
Barb
 
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Barb Reinhardt

I know I've been unable to open "Sheet12" in 2003 and when I open Sheet8 in
2007, I get a message to convert, presumably to Sheet12. Since all don't
have access to 2007 yet, it probalby ought to be set up for 2003 at a minimum.
 
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Jon Peltier

If you had the compatibility pack installed, then the 2003 program should be
able to open a 2007 file. I presume this also enables opening of a 2007
embedded object. If the users don't have to compatibility pack yet, then you
should downgrade the embedded objects. I don't know how to do it
programmatically, but I think I'd start with 2007, and save each embedded
object in whatever format it is in; then open each in its 2007 program and
save in the 2003 format; finally open the presentation in 2003 and insert
the 2003 objects.

- Jon
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