Solved

Change font size of axis labels (etc.) in several charts created in Word 2007 (using VBA)

Posted on 2010-11-22
7
1,270 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Dear Experts:

I got dozens of charts created directly in a 2007 document.

I'd like to change the font size of the diagram title, axes and axis labels in one go for all charts.

How is this achieved. I attached a sample file for your convenience.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
0
Comment
Question by:AndreasHermle
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Erk333
ID: 34187901
You can right-click directly on the labels to get the floating text format bar.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Erk333
ID: 34187917
ahhh....i see your looking for a global chart style edit.....brb : )
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 34188048
Hi Andreas. I think that you have forgotten to attach the document.
0
Get HTML5 Certified

Want to be a web developer? You'll need to know HTML. Prepare for HTML5 certification by enrolling in July's Course of the Month! It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Erk333
ID: 34188569
the functionality changed somewhat in 2007+ to 'templates' from user-defined chart types.  You can save a desired chart format as a template and apply it to other charts (albeit 1 at a time) but i assume your looking to retain the type (bar, line, pie etc...) and only change some elements like font or color. it would seem a global style or type change is unavailable with out creating some custom VBA in excel and that would seem to be more work than the task requires and it does not really leave room for a style 'change of mind' on the fly.
yes....applying a style element(s) to multiple fields on the fly would be nice functionality to have in the future
0
 

Author Comment

by:AndreasHermle
ID: 34188718
Dear all,

first of all, thank you very much for your swift help. I will take a look at Erk333's answer later today.

In the meantime I will attach the file I have forgotten to add. Graham, thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Regards, Andreas Charts-Created-in-Word-2007.docx
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
AndreasHermle earned 0 total points
ID: 34614758
Dear all:

found some source with the solution to the problem.
Sub ModifyWordCharts()
    Dim ilsh As InlineShape
    Dim i As Integer
   
    For Each ilsh In ActiveDocument.InlineShapes
        If ilsh.Type = wdInlineShapeChart Then
            For i = 1 To 2
                With ilsh.chart.Axes(i)
                    If .Type = 1 Then 'Category Axis
                        .TickLabels.Font.Size = 7.5
                    Else 'Values Axis
                        .TickLabels.Font.Size = 9
                    End If
                    .TickLabels.Font.Name = "Arial"
                    .HasMajorGridlines = False
                    .HasMinorGridlines = False
                End With
            Next i
        End If
    Next ilsh
End Sub

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:AndreasHermle
ID: 34824259
I found some source on the internet that exactly matched my macro requirements.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
This article shows how to get a list of available printers for display in a drop-down list, and then to use the selected printer to print an Access report or a Word document filled with Access data, using different syntax as needed for working with …
The viewer will learn how to make their project stand out over others by learning how to change colors and shapes, add spaces, change directions, and add bullets to their charts.
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Suggested Courses

630 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