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Excel charts in Word2: keeping multiple charts straight

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  I am trying to embed, or otherwise place, ten Excel charts in Word. I am using Coy (in Excel) -Paste Special -paste as Excel chart. I want to put two groups of three charts and one group of two charts together(the ones in each group with the ones in the same group), next to each other. I could if necessary put a line or two of text between each chart and the next. However, even with this, I am unable to prevent charts from appearing on top of each other and in the wrong order (no consistent one being apparent). I realize I can move charts after they have been embedded but have been able to make this achieve the result I want either. How can I get groups of charts to appear as sets of distinct objects, not overlapping each other or text, in the order I want?
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by:Brian Withun
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Format the chart objects within word to lay them out "inline with text"  Then they will go side by side, assuming there is enough room for them.

RightClick > Format Object... > Layout(tab) > In line with text.



With your 5 images, called 1, 2, 3, and A & B, you can arrange them on two lines of text, like this:

1 2 3
A B

You can arrange them with text in between the lines also:

1 2 3
some text here
A B


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by:CaseCounter
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RightClick>Format Object is interesting but doesn't get me a layout tab. I am using Word and Excel 97. Unclicking "Float over Text" on a Position tab gets me two succesive "Microsoft Excel Security warning"s and then a chart that is moved right and no longer left-cropped but still mixed up with other charts and text. I found this on trying with charts at the top (higher up the page) in a confusion. Trying with a lower down chart resulted in its being more mixed up (higher on the page) with the other chart.
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I now seem to have solved both my chart problems by using Word 2007 instead. JOrzech's advice on the other question made me consider versions and I printed off the help for Word 2007 he provided, though I don't think in the event I needed it.
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