Solved

Excel charts in Word2: keeping multiple charts straight

Posted on 2009-05-19
3
246 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
  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?
0
Comment
Question by:CaseCounter
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Brian Withun
ID: 24428184
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


Brian Herbert Withun
0
 

Author Comment

by:CaseCounter
ID: 24428327
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.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
CaseCounter earned 0 total points
ID: 24468099
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.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A few years ago I was very much a beginner at VBA, and that very much remains the case today.  I'll do my best to explain things as I go in the hope that other beginners can follow.  If you just want to check out a tool that creates a Select Case fu…
Excel can be a tricky bit of software to get your head around. Whilst you’ll be able to eventually get to grips with the basic understanding of how to get by, there are a few Excel tips that not everybody will even know about let alone know how to d…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question