Excel 2003 graph looks different in Excel 2007

Posted on 2011-03-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have an Excel doc that I had created a graph in Excel 2003.  We just recently upgraded to Office 2007 and now I am having issues with the colors.  When I open the doc in Excel 2007, the graph has colored lines through the graph which are vertical.  I have attached screenshots of each so you can see it.  Please help!

Thank you in advance for your help.
Question by:SuperRhino
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SuperRhino: Is it possible for me to see the actual file?


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I attached the doc to response.

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Hmmm. This has me baffled. Let me see if I can get more experts to join in :)

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teylyn earned 250 total points
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It's a rendering issue. Zoom in or out and see that the pattern changes.

Is there any reason why you are including a gazillion columns with  the same value? Does not really help the overall chart, does it. Why not change it to a line? Or make the whole thing an area chart, since the columns blend into each other anyway. With so many columns, it also is not a good idea to use a separate border color for each column.

cheers, teylyn
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dlmille earned 250 total points
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Part of it is the rendering, but its because the border style of the "flutes" are not translating from 2003 to 2007.  Play around with border style and weight of the "flute" and you'll get back to where you were.

See pic and attached.

Revised in Excel 2007
Neat chart, by the way.


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