I am using a Powerpoint 2007 add-in that works specifically with Microsoft Office Excel Chart OLE Objects ("Insert > Object > Microsoft Office Excel Chart"). I have setup a custom color pallet in both PowerPoint and Excel that is used as the default in new PPT and XLS files. However, when I insert a Microsoft Office Excel Chart OLE Object into a PowerPoint file, this custom color pallet is not used as the default. Instead, the colors revert back to the "Office" pallet. Does anyone know why these embedded objects don't use the color pallet that I have defined in the "XLSTART\book.xltx" template? Even better, does anyone know how I get the default color pallet to be anything other than "Office" for these embedded Microsoft Office Excel Chart OLE Objects?